Saturday, December 29, 2012
Children's health in Texas
Here's some even more shocking news: According to the good folks at Children's Medical Center, 5 North Texas counties have twice the national average with it comes to uninsured children.
Here's the harsh reality:
Fannin County (Bonham) 16.3% uninsured children
Collin County (McKinney, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation) 16.7% uninsured
Denton County (Denton) 17.4% uninsured
Grayson County (Sherman) 19.1% of children have no health coverage
Cooke County (Gainesville) almost 1/4 of children with no coverage at 23.9%
The character of a people must include some measure of just how much they value their children, all of their children.
We can do better.
Where's the leadership?