The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on children’s mental health, exacerbating long-standing gaps in mental health care for children in the United States. Fortunately, a number of states plan to invest in initiatives that support youth behavioral and mental health by leveraging funds made available by section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan […]
The number of uninsured children was on a downward trajectory for many years, but in 2017 started going back up, rising a full percentage point between 2016 and 2019 (see Figure 1). This issue brief examines the incidence and characteristics of children who experienced a period of uninsurance over the course of a recent year […]
Key Takeaways: Latino children disproportionately receive their health coverage through Medicaid or CHIP. Together, these programs provide coverage for more than one-third (37.6 percent) of all children, but more than half (52.1 percent) of Latino children. Adopting Medicaid and CHIP policies that remove barriers to participation and reduce gaps in coverage would narrow inequities in […]
Executive Summary Children and youth in foster care are among the most vulnerable populations covered by Medicaid. When children and youth enter the child welfare system, they are often not up to date on routine care, and many have unrecognized and untreated medical needs. In addition, the experience of removal from a child’s biological family, […]
Introduction The United States is experiencing a maternal mortality crisis and has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world.8 In 2019, more than 750 women died of maternal causes in the United States while pregnant or within 42 days after the end of pregnancy, data from the Centers for Disease […]
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