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PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Uninsured Children

Why Is This Important?

Children who are not insured by private or employer-provided plans have an opportunity to be covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if they are age 0-18, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and live in households with incomes below 200% of poverty. This element is very important given the relationship between having insurance and accessing health care.

Uninsured Children Aged 0-18 by Federal Poverty Levels, Utah, 2017

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An estimated 6.3% of Utah children aged 0-18 lacked health insurance coverage in 2017. The percentages in this figure represent the estimated percentage of all uninsured Utah children aged 0-18 in each category. 138% and 200% of the federal poverty level are the maximums for Medicaid and CHIP.

Data Source

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health

Data Notes

For more historical estimates of the uninsured in Utah, please see: [https://ibis.health.utah.gov/pdf/opha/publication/ins/2017_InsuranceAnalysis.pdf].

Risk Factors

Income is used as a primary factor in eligibility requirements for both Medicaid and CHIP.

How Are We Doing?

In 2017, approximately 6.3% of Utah children aged 0 to 18 years (including 18-year-olds) had no health insurance coverage.

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/15/2019


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Content updated: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:44:46 MST