More Children Insured

Posted September 9, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Hit­ting a three-decade record, 9% of U.S. chil­dren (7 mil­lion) were with­out health insur­ance in 2011. This rep­re­sents one mil­lion more chil­dren with insur­ance than in 2000. In the last decade, 33 states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia saw a pos­i­tive decline in unin­sured chil­dren, while eight states saw no change and nine expe­ri­enced an increase. Although many more chil­dren are insured than in the past, the rate of unin­sured chil­dren varies across the coun­try, from a low of 3% in Hawaii and Mass­a­chu­setts to a high of 19% in Nevada.

Percentage of Children Without Health Insurance (2011)

See the Health sec­tion of the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter for nation­al, state and city data.

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