Falling through the cracks
At best, from 2016 to 2017, states kept the number of children without insurance stable.
Most did worse than that.
Kansas saw 5,000 more kids fall into the uninsured category in that year.
Madeline Fox reports that researchers at Georgetown University say the increases in uninsured rates across the country reflected uncertainty about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (aka CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).