Uninsured children in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

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: The number and percent of children from birth through age 17 or 18 not covered by health insurance at the point in time they were surveyed.

Data Source: PPC's report & source documentation can be found at https://www.papartnerships.org/resources-publications/reports/#health-care.

Footnotes: (2012 - 2014) The three-year ACS data used for this indicator does not include the six counties that fall below 20,000 in total population.

(2014 (1-yr) - current) The one-year ACS data used for this indicator does not include the twenty-seven counties that fall below 65,000 in total population.

(2017 - current) The ACS data changed the age category to include 18-year-olds. All data prior to 2017 is based on children under 18.

The year represents when the PPC or HEDIS reports were published.

Updated December 2022.