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In October 2019, the number of uninsured children (under age 19) rose for the first time since 2008, wiping out much of the gains made under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families (CCF). Between 2016 and 2018, the number of uninsured children in the United States rose by more than 400,000 bringing the total number to more than 4 million uninsured children nationwide, said the report, “The Number of Uninsured Children Is on the Rise.” The rate of uninsured children rose from 4.7% to 5.2% in that same period.


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