Child insurance gains largely erased between 2016 and 2019: Study


By: Steve Rogers

An estimated 45,000 Kentucky children were uninsured last year, a number that has increased about 29% since 2016, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Kentucky’s experience is part of a national trend that left an estimated 726,000 more children without health coverage nationwide since the country achieved a historic low number of uninsured children. Much of the coverage gains of the Affordable Care Act for children have now been eliminated. Coverage losses have been concentrated in the South and West and have been largest for white and Latino children.

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