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
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.