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For Kids With Chronic Conditions, a Looming Insurance Battle

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For Kids With Chronic Conditions, a Looming Insurance Battle

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What will the Afordable Care Act do for children's health care in America? Elaine Korry reports on the changes to come for KQED Public Radio's California Report. Korry is a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow. She received support for this research from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism Fund. Other reports written by Korry on this topic can be found here: 

Children and the Health Care Overhaul: Will the Plans on California's  Exchange Provide Adequate Coverage?

Taylor Gaydon (R), 15, ziplines with friends at the Diabetic Youth Foundation's diabetes camp in Livermore, a place where kids can have fun while learning to manage their disease.
KQED's The California Report
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Children with conditions like asthma, Down syndrome and diabetes need all sorts of support services to thrive, not just survive. But many of these services are not strictly medical. And as the Affordable Care Act takes shape in California -- embracing hundreds of thousands of children with special needs -- the insurance industry is bracing for a battle.

This story aired originally on Monday, February 11, 2013 during The California Report Weekday's with Rachel Myrow.