Uninsured - Population under 18 by health insurance coverage status (1 year estimate) (2008-2016) in Pennsylvania

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Health insurance promotes preventive care, reduces emergency care, saves money and contributes to a child's overall well-being. This latest data demonstrates that part of our strategy to increase the number of kids in Pennsylvania with health insurance starts with our youngest citizens because the early years of a child’s life are a critical period of brain development.
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Definitions: Children age 0-17 by health insurance coverage status (no health insurance, covered by public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP), covered by private insurance, covered by both public and private insurance) until 2017. Beginning in 2017, health insurance coverage status is broken into new age groups (0-5, 6-17 and 19-25). Please refer to the new indicator.

Data Source:  Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children's analysis of the U.S Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey (C27010)

Footnotes: Updated November 2019.