Uninsured Children in America
According to the Children’s Defense Fund there are 7.2 million uninsured children in America—that’s one in ten. Every 70 seconds, a child is born uninsured and each day 1,208 children are born without health coverage. About half of the 7.2 million uninsured children are currently eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but are not enrolled due in large part to bureaucratic barriers. Getting eligible children enrolled remains a challenge.
A profile of America’s uninsured children is provided by the Children’s Defense Fund.This factsheet provides a statistical breakdown of the uninsured child population in America, including by race/ethnicity, age, income, citizenship and state.
Release Date: February 3, 2011