BONNERS FERRY HERALD: New Initiative Launches to Cover 100% of Idaho Children

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“Idaho Voices for Children recently announced a new advocacy initiative focused on ensuring that 100% of Idaho kids have access to health coverage. Known as Idaho Kids Covered, this effort taps the state’s top children’s health experts to push forward a number of public policy goals focused on ensuring kids reach their full potential.

Before the pandemic, Idaho had the highest increase in the rate of uninsured children in the entire country between 2017 and 2018, bringing the total number of uninsured children to 24,000 in 2019.

IKC is committed to pursuing data-driven policy solutions to reverse this trend. Research shows that when children are covered, they’re more likely to succeed in school and have better health and economic outcomes as adults, opportunities that every child in Idaho deserves.

This spring, IKC is launching to make sure no child in Idaho misses doctors’ appointments or gets anything less than the health care they need because of their insurance status.”

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