NC Child is an advocacy group that focuses on child health and well-being. The 2019 county data cards provide data on indicators for how children in each county are faring in key areas of well-being. The data was for 2017.
According to the 2019 NC Child County Data Card, 49 percent of children in
The child population in
The county data report also states that approximately 4 percent of
In relation to the statewide gap in health insurance,
According to the bill summary, the intent of HB 655 "NC Health Care For Working Families" is to "facilitate the design of a health care program that addresses the needs of citizens of
Under the program, which will focus on preventive care and wellness, participants would pay a monthly premium of 2 percent of their household income, be required to pay co-payments and have a mandatory requirement for employment.
As part of the bill, the
Funding for the program would come from the
"Extending coverage to low-income families would have positive benefits for everyone in
The infant mortality rate was 4 out of 1,000, which was an improvement from 9 out of 1,000 in 2016. Child deaths per 100,000 were 46.4 for the county in 2017.
"One of the most important factors influencing the health and economic security of
For more information, go to https://www.ncchild.org/publication/2019-county-data-cards
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