Children under 18 years old with no health insurance

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Children without health insurance are more likely to have a regular source of health care they can access for preventive care services, to treat acute and chronic conditions or to address injuries when they occur. Children without coverage are less likely than insured children to receive care when they need it. Although fewer employers provide health insurance, and most low-wage and part-time workers lack employer-sponsored coverage, public health insurance coverage has remained high for kids in Puerto Rico while it has been increasing in the United States during the past decade. Having health insurance can protect families from financial crisis when a child experiences a serious or chronic illness and can help children remain active, healthy and in school. 
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