Editor's Note: This guest blog by David Rubin, MD, MSCE, director of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's PolicyLab, discusses how deep Medicaid cuts could harm children and teens. (This text originally appeared in a PolicyLab newsletter. If you're interested in receiving their newsletter, please visit their website to sign up.)
We've had a flurry of activity this week at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including our first snowstorm of the year. In between shoveling, we took a few minutes to dig into the latest research news.
As a pediatrician, I have a front-row seat to how health insurance impacts the well-being of children. Nearly half the patients I see are covered by Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
The presidential election will usher in new leadership for our country in January but is raising speculations now about how the new administration will address important questions and issues related to the health of children and adolescents.