National Health Care Reform, Medicaid, and Children in Foster Care
Halfon, Neal, English, Abigail, Allen, Marylee, DeWoody, Madelyn, Child Welfare
The unique health, legal, and social status of children in foster care* poses particular problems for the designers of any kind of health plan. Because many children in out-of-home care are highly mobile, moving from family to family, and from one geographic locale to another, the context of their lives challenges the assumptions that health insurance is based upon. This article attempts to highlight current access to health care services for this group of children, how the President's proposed Health Security Act would affect the delivery of health care services, and what special considerations are necessary to meet the needs of this particular group of children. We have focused on the …
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Publication information: Article title: National Health Care Reform, Medicaid, and Children in Foster Care. Contributors: Halfon, Neal - Author, English, Abigail - Author, Allen, Marylee - Author, DeWoody, Madelyn - Author. Journal title: Child Welfare. Volume: 73. Issue: 2 Publication date: March 1994. Page number: 99. © 2007 Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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