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One In Four Children Lack Proper Health Care, Report Says

According to a new study released Monday, November 21, one in four children lack access to "essential primary and secondary health services." The study was based on analysis on national data of the Children's Health Fund's nationwide clinical treatment operations to assist uninsured or underinsured families.

Currently more children have health coverage than any other time in United States history. This is due to the expansion of Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). However, an alarmingly large number of children still do not have any health coverage.

The study underscores that though health coverage exists, it does not guarantee that one can find medical care that is affordable or within a reasonable geographic area. The study finds that "of the approximately 73 million children under the age of 18 years in this country, 20.3 million or 28 percent lack access to medical care that meets the American Academy of Pediatrics standards and expectations."

by RTT Staff Writer

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