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Fewer uninsured children in Texas, survey shows

By Andra Lim - American-Statesman Staff

A higher percentage of Texas children had health insurance every year from 2008 to 2011, though the state continued to rank near rock-bottom overall on coverage of children, according to data released Monday morning.

Thirteen percent of children were uninsured in 2011, or about 917,000 Texas youngsters, compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the Kids Count data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an advocate for disadvantaged children. The foundation obtains its data from the government.

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