Report: Pennsylvania One of Three States with Rise in Uninsured Kids

A new report from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children shows that the commonwealth is one of three states where the number of uninsured children increased in 2022 – with 145,000 uninsured children in the state, including nearly 6,000 in Allegheny County. Read more.

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