A Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group reported Tuesday that 132,000 uninsured children live in South Carolina and 88.5 percent of them come from families in which at least one parent works. The report was released by Families USA, which calls itself the national organization for health care consumers.
The report also shows that the number of uninsured children continues to grow in the state. The number of uninsured children increased by 29,400, or 28.7 percent, between 2003 and 2005 and 2005 to 2007.
Sue Berkowitz, executive director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, said the state should be doing more to get children signed up for a program that provides them with free health care.
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