New report shows a rise in uninsured children across the country and in Utah

Inside Utah Politics

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC4 News) – A new report released during the week shows a sharp increase in uninsured children in Utah.

It estimates 72,000 children are going without health insurance in our state, a 22% increase since 2016, and the second-largest increase in the country.

Jessie Mandle with Voices for Utah Children joins us on Inside Utah Politics to discuss the numbers, the reason for the increase and solutions.

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