More children gain health coverage in Ohio

April 10, 2014 4:07 AM

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From 2008 to 2012, the share of Ohio children without health insurance fell from 7 percent to 5.7 percent, reflecting the national trend in which the uninsurance rate for kids dipped from 9.7 percent to 7.5 percent over the same period, according to a new report released today by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

But the gain in health coverage was mostly among children whose parents were previously insured through their jobs and had to shift their kids to Medicaid’s Children’s Health Insurance Program after they lost their jobs or were otherwise displaced from the workforce during the Great Recession.

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