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Children's Health Matters

Children's Health Matters is a column that shares the latest reporting, research, commentary and ideas on pediatric health and child development; prevention models to reduce health disparities for ill children and children born into poverty; links between maternal and children’s health; and broader trends in children's health and well-being.

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The budget's proposed changes to the Children's Health Insurance Program are dramatic and provoked a waive of despair from children's health advocates this week.
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Parents of undocumented children who qualify for California’s Medicaid program have asked to be unenrolled or have their information scrubbed from databases.
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It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
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California and Michigan offer real-world laboratories for state policies that clamp down on vaccine exemptions, and the early results are very encouraging.
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A paper published Thursday in The Lancet highlights huge disparities in the rate of parental incarceration in the U.S. The findings have clear implications for children's health.
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New research on lead's negative effects on IQ and class makes a brutal irony even clearer — lead is a lifelong disaster, particularly for poor children already facing serious disadvantages.
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Martha Escudero draws on her own experience of severe depression and grinding poverty as she makes home visits to at-risk mothers in East Los Angeles, offering what help she can.
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Are broad mandatory reporting requirements in cases of suspected child abuse good policy, or just good politics? Critics contend they can let real abuse cases fall through the cracks.
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For former foster children, the ACA's expansion of Medicaid coverage has made it easier to get care from their often complex health needs. Now some worry the expansion could be undone.
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Conservatives have long taken issue with Obamacare’s requirement that plans cover maternity care, and now they're in a position to do something about it.

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