New statistics show millions of children in this country are uninsured. The report put out by the Oregon Health and Science University looked at records of almost 40-thousand children and teens. They found 3.3% of the children were uninsured.
In a surprising twist, many of those uninsured children are from families with working parents who do have health insurance. Researchers say this shows many parents are able to afford employer-sponsored insurance for themselves but not for their children.
According to the Department of Human Services, roughly 50-thousand Iowa children do not have health insurance. Most of these kids can apply for state-sponsored insurance called Hawk-I.