Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Census released data showing that the total number of uninsured has risen by more than 2 million since 2005. The uninsured rate for children also increased — 700,000 more children lack health coverage. This is the second consecutive year that both the total number of uninsured and the number of uninsured children have increased.
“The new census numbers are not surprising but devastating for the millions without coverage and the millions more at risk for losing it. It exposes the neglect and misguided policies of this administration. It also underscores the urgency of sustaining the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the deeper need for comprehensive reform,” said Jeanne Lambrew, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.