Report Finds Child Uninsured Rate Hits Historic Low After ACA

Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio

According to a report released October 27, more than 95% of Ohio children have health coverage as the uninsured rate fell to historic lows since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Source: “Medicaid Expansion Credited for Getting a Record Number of Kids Insurance in Ohio,” The Columbus Dispatch, October 28, 2016).

A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families credits Medicaid expansion under the ACA for the decline in uninsured children.

In Ohio, 26,000 children gained coverage between 2013 and 2015, the analysis showed, leaving an estimated 115,000 younger than 19 without health insurance. The state’s rate of uninsured children during that time fell to 4.4%, down from 5.3 %, and just under the national average.

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