Number Of Uninsured Children Increases Under Trump And Republican-Controlled Congress

The number of uninsured children in the U.S. increased under President Donald Trump in 2017, the first time in over ten years.

A report released by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families found that about 276,000 more children became uninsured in 2017 bringing the total to more than 3.9 million, notes CNN.

Joan Alker, executive director of the center, said that increase is due to Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress’ attempts to gut Obamacare and cut Medicaid:

For these families, 2017 was a year of constant news about the President and Congress wanting to take health coverage away.

The Republican-controlled Congress took months to approve long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), putting several states in jeopardy.

(Sources: CNN, Photo Credit: Jorge Elías/Flickr)

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