HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Poor kids' health insurance situation changes often, affecting their medical care, study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Amid the flood of recent news about America's uninsured, a new study finds a troubling undercurrent: millions of low-income children whose health care gets interrupted because they start the year with one kind of insurance, but end it with another kind -- or go without any coverage at all for part of the year.

More than 5.7 million low-income children may experience a transition in their health insurance sometime during each year, the University of Michigan study finds. They may shift to or from being uninsured, or may join or leave private insurance policies and public programs like Medicaid, as their family income or situation changes.

And, the study finds, low-income kids who experience these changes in their coverage each year are more likely to postpone doctor visits and prescriptions, to go a year without seeing a doctor, or to be in fair or poor health.

The study is the first to show a link between health insurance transitions and child health care trends. It's published in the May issue of Ambulatory Pediatrics by a team from the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit of the U-M Medical School's Department of Pediatrics and the U-M Health System's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

"The uninsured in America are not a homogenous group, but a rather mixed group, with some children and families remaining uninsured for a long time and others becoming uninsured more recently, or finding a new source of insurance after being without coverage for some period of time," says senior author and assistant professor Matthew Davis, M.D., MAPP. "These data show a lot of coverage transitions for low-income children, affecting one in every five of them each year. And the data indicate that these transitions can disrupt children's access to health care."

The study is based on an analysis of the Urban Institute's National Survey of America's Families, using data from 1999, the most recent year for which survey results
'"/>

Contact: Kara Gavin
kegavin@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
20-May-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Government solutions wont cure kids obesity, survey says
2. Attention to detail can make kids hospital stays shorter, less costly & less frequent
3. Racial, economic gaps in kids eye care seen in four new studies
4. A penny a month could bolster kids immunization practices
5. Parents favor counseling over meds for kids anxiety
6. School PE lessons dont reflect kids activity levels
7. Racial, economic disparities seen in kids vision care
8. Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids doctors
9. Study: moms depression hurts kids development
10. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
11. HIV testing should be routine part of primary health care for sexually active

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2017)... Moscow, RU (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... released a whitepaper that pledges to solve many catastrophic issues within funding ... September 2017. , The typical notion of crowdfunding - the raising of funds through ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... Create a feel-good lyric music video in Final Cut Pro X with ProLyric from Pixel ... in the lyrics to any song. ProLyric flies in the text for each section and ... be added modularly for optimal control. ProLyric makes editing any music video or text-based production ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... CareSet Labs released the Root NPI ... This is a new, greatly improved version of the Doctor Referral teaming dataset commonly ... Fred Trotter and subsequently called the the “Doctor Referral Dataset” as released by Medicare ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Genes Advice, a new company based in ... Texas doctors' offices and clinics. This breakthrough testing is part of the growing ... role genes play in determining an individual's tolerance of and reaction to active ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... ... The weather is heating up and the days are getting longer, providing ... that the summer months provide more than warmer temperatures that are perfect for BBQ’s ... affected from direct exposure to the sun. When it comes to the security of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... , June 7, 2017 Endo International plc ... 7, 2017, the Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin , ... West Virginia , entered a case ... Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (the "MDL") that ... cases to provide expert disclosures on specific causation within ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy & Homecare is the first ... United States . The Raizer is a simple battery ... up to an almost-standing position within a few ... one assistant and does not require any extra effort ... a child can operate it, and lightweight and ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... Israel , May 30, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... big data solutions, today announced that it will be presenting at ... at 8:00 AM PT. Erez Raphael , CEO, of DarioHealth ... The conference will be held on June 6th & 7th, 2017 ... companies in the small / micro-cap space. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: