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Archive: October 29, 2015

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for kids is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: Gpoint Studio/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More children in New Mexico and around the nation now have health coverage. According to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of six percent nationally in 2014, the year the Aff ...Read More

As Kentuckians go to the polls to elect a new governor Nov. 3, a new issues poll finds that health care, education and the economy will be on their minds. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Improving one's personal health and reducing the cost of healthcare remain top priorities for Kentuckians, just as they were in 2011, the last time Kentucky was electing a governor. The new Kentucky Health Issues Poll finds the two health-related concerns rank closely behind ...Read More

An Affordable Care Act enrollment event at Natomas High School in Sacramento. Credit: The Children's Partnership.

LOS ANGELES – Since the Affordable Care Act went into full effect in 2014, California has dropped the number of uninsured children in the state by 176,000 – more than any other state. The data comes from a new report on the rate of uninsured children in the U.S. by the Georgetown Univer ...Read More

A new report finds the Affordable Care Act helped cut the rate of uninsured children in Washington state to less than five percent in 2014. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

SEATTLE – More children in Washington now have health insurance. That's the good news according to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Seattle-based Children's Alliance, which credits the success of Apple Health for Kids and the Affordable Care Act ...Read More

Maine was once a leader in ensuring health coverage for kids, but a new report finds the state is lagging behind other New England states in providing coverage. Credit: Skeeze/Pixabay.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine continues to fall behind other New England states when it comes to getting health insurance to children. A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families ranks Maine 37th in the nation for kids without health insurance. Claire Berkowitz, executive direc ...Read More

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for children is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: XiXinXing/iStockphoto.
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AUSTIN, Texas – More children in Texas and around the nation have health coverage. That's the good news according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, but Texas leads the nation in the number of children without insurance. Nationwide, the report fou ...Read More

Expanded Medicaid coverage and outreach, like this Step Up for Kids event in Las Vegas, are a critical reason why Nevada saw the biggest jump in the nation in a new report for providing access to uninsured kids. Courtesy: Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy at UNLV.

LAS VEGAS – Nevada made more progress than any other state in the U.S. in a new report that documents each state's track record when it comes to dropping its population of uninsured children. Nevada's statewide legal services advocacy coordinator Jon Sasser says Medicaid expansion was the big ...Read More

New research shows Ohio's rate of uninsured children is 4.8 percent. Credit: M. Kuhlman

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio is making gains in children's health coverage, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The center’s research shows Ohio's rate of uninsured children was 4.8 percent in 2014, down from 5.3 percent in 2013. Sandy O ...Read More

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