By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller will visit a local health clinic Friday to talk about the need to increase health insurance for children.
There are about 10 million children in the country and about 50,000 in West Virginia without health insurance, according to Rockefeller.
"Uninsured children don't get the health care they need. They don't have regular doctor visits. They don't get their immunizations," Rockefeller said. "As a result, health problems that could be prevented by a checkup or early treatment become more serious and more costly."