For children in homes with household income below the federal poverty line, the uninsured rate rose to 6.6 percent, from 4.4 percent. (Photo: Seth Perlman/AP Photo)

Efforts to get more Americans into some kind of public or private health insurance program slowed earlier this year, and the uninsured rates for poor children and the unemployed increased.

Managers of the federal government’s National Health Interview Survey program have documented the slump in health coverage expansion in a new summary of results from the interviews conducted from January through March.

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