Children’s Uninsured Rate Rises by Largest Annual Jump in More Than a Decade
Joan Alker and Alexandra Corcoran, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families (October 2020)
Every year of the Trump Administration the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased. The largest annual increase in more than a decade was seen between 2018 and 2019 when the number of uninsured children grew by 320,000. It is noted that this data was collected before the pandemic so the number of children without health insurance is expected to be significantly higher in 2020. Latino children were found to have faced one of the largest increases in coverage loss.