Change Indicator

Children enrolled in publicly funded health care coverage in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Just like a power grid relies on many power plants to produce electricity, the preventive and comprehensive care children receive when they have health insurance keeps the lights on for their entire childhood and into adulthood, so that they can become productive citizens. As a society, we have an obligation to improve children’s health outcomes by ensuring they are connected to what they need to thrive, starting with health insurance coverage. Every Pennsylvania child regardless of income level, age, race or geography deserves equal access to plug into opportunities to be healthy and well.
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Definition and Source



The number and percent of children enrolled in Medicaid (also referred to as Medical Assistance, or MA) and CHIP.

Data Source

PPC's report & source documentation can be found at


The totals are greater than the sum of ages birth to 5 and 6 to 18 subcategories due to report timing differences and the exclusion of 19-year-olds in the CHIP data.

The year represents when the PPC or HEDIS reports were published.

Updated December 2022.

Last Updated

December 2022