The Austin Statesman reports that Texas now has 20% of the nations uninsured children. Our Republican leadership has something to be proud of – their anti-family program is working to raise an entire generation of sick under-educated children.
For the first time in several years, the rate of uninsured children in Texas grew in 2017, cementing the state’s ignominious ranking as first in the nation for the rate of children without health insurance, according to a Georgetown University study released Thursday.
In Census Bureau data from 2017, 10.7 percent, or 835,000 children lacked health insurance in Texas, compared with 9.8 percent in 2016, according to the report’s authors. The state had the greatest share of uninsured children in the nation — 1 in 5 uninsured children in the U.S. lived in Texas in 2017.