More North Carolina children are uninsured

More North Carolina children are uninsured
November 1, 2019
North Carolina Health News

SUMMARY: In-depth reporting by North Carolina Health News into a recent report from Georgetown University suggests that North Carolina’s failure to expand Medicaid is leading to disturbing trends in health care coverage for North Carolina children. 

From 2016 to 2018 the number of children without health insurance in North Carolina has risen after almost a decade of decline. Nationally, North Carolina is one of 15 states that saw such an increase over the two year period, which nationally adds up to an increase of 400,000 children without health insurance. While causes may vary from state to state the researchers did find that that three-quarters of the children who lost coverage during the two-year period live in states that have not expanded Medicaid. There are now 130,000 children in North Carolina without health insurance.