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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Children's health in Texas

Eight per cent of children in the U. S. have no health insurance coverage.  That compares to Texas with 14% of its children uninsured.

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? 


Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for him, it will only get worse.

Anonymous said...

The increased uninsured children in Texas is caused by the number of prolific illegal immigration.