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Fewer kids lack health insurance

By Chacour Koop, March 6, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — While a child advocacy group’s report shows that more Illinois kids now have health insurance, it also warns that health disparities related to income and race could intensify if there are program cuts to Medicaid and social services as the state faces a large dip in revenues next year.

The yearly report released Thursday by Voices for Illinois Children shows children that are black, Latino or from low-income families have less access to health care and insurance.

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