Uninsured Rate for Children Fell to 5% in 2021

Nationally, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance fell to 3.9 million in 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on health insurance coverageThis is 475,000 fewer children without coverage than in 2020. During the pandemic, Congress introduced measures to increase access to care by reducing the cost of Health Insurance Marketplace coverage and expanding Medicaid in some states. In Pennsylvania, the number of children on CHIP is 134,569 and Medicaid is 1,428,818. The number of children on Medicaid has increased 7.7% over the 20 – 21 reporting period.