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New Data Shows 1 in 4 Kentucky Children Still Live in Poverty

Contact: Mara Powell 502-895-8167 EXT 122 mpowell@kyyouth.org Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates New data released today by the U.S Census Bureau reveal that 247,780 Kentucky children still live in poverty. The American Community Survey one-year estimates show 25 percent of Kentucky children lived in poverty in 2016, which was not a significant change from the 2015 estimate. This estimate reveals that the percent of Kentucky children living in poverty [...]

By | 2017-09-14T12:41:15+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Economic Security, News Room|

Kentucky Kids are Counting on Continued Gains in Health Coverage

New health insurance data released by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that the percent of people with health insurance (of all ages) in Kentucky increased from 85.7 percent in 2013 to 94.9 percent in 2016. Kentucky now has the 8th highest rate among states of people with health insurance. The one-year estimates from the American Community Survey revealed that 96.7 percent of Kentucky children under 19 had health insurance in 2016, compared with 93.6 percent in [...]

By | 2017-09-13T17:11:10+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Blog, Health|