Report: Number Of Uninsured Children Sees Largest Jump In A Decade


By: Daylina Miller

After reaching an historic low of 4.7 percent in 2016, the rate of uninsured children began to increase in 2017, and as of last year, most gains made from the Affordable Care Act are gone, according to the latest report by the Georgetown University Center for Children & Families. Joan Alker, the executive director for Georgetown University Center for Children & Families, has been running this state-by-state report for 10 years and said that for most of that time it was a “good news report.” “We reached the historic lows (of uninsured children) in 2016. But unfortunately, over the past three-plus years, that has turned around,” Alker said.

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