Utah’s KIDS COUNT child health ranking drops from 7th in 2015 to 27th in 2016

Aug 16, 2016Report, Family Stability, Health

Utah now has one of the lowest rates of child health insurance coverage in the nation. Even more alarming, Utah is worst in the nation for insuring Hispanic children and children with family incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level. Nationwide, 9.7 percent of Hispanic children are uninsured but 23.4 percent of Utah Hispanic children are uninsured. In 2014, 17 percent of Utah children in families living below poverty did not have health insurance coverage compared to 7 percent nationwide.

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