University of Pittsburgh Study Finds Kids Lack Adequate Health Insurance

As of 2019, nearly 1.5 million kids in Pennsylvania and New Jersey lacked adequate and continuous health insurance. A third of children in the United States had unreliable or insufficient health insurance in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic — a problem to which the public health emergency has drawn even more attention. Researchers attributed the increase in underinsured children to rising out-of-pocket costs associated with private health plans.

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