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Uninsured - Population (age 0-17) by health insurance coverage status (3 year estimate, 08-10 - 11-13) in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Health insurance promotes preventive care, reduces emergency care, saves money and contributes to a child's overall well-being. This latest data demonstrates that part of our strategy to increase the number of kids in Pennsylvania with health insurance starts with our youngest citizens because the early years of a child’s life are a critical period of brain development.
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Definition and Source



Children age 0-17 by health insurance coverage status (no health insurance, covered by public insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP), covered by private insurance, covered by both public and private insurance).

Data Source

U.S Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey (C27010)


Small area regional rates were used for the six smallest counties not included in the ACS – Cameron, Forest, Fulton, Montour, Potter, and Sullivan.

Last Updated

October 2014