Children's Access to Health Care


Children's access to health care is critical to their health and development. RAND research on health care access for children includes studies on such topics as health insurance programs for low-income families, vulnerable populations and disparities in health care, improving access to preventive care, and coordination of providers.

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    Journal Article

    Differences in Home- and Community-Based Services Waivers for Children with Autism

    Jun 23, 2015

    Though increasingly common, Medicaid waivers that enable home- and community-based services for children with autism spectrum disorders vary widely in terms of the specific disorders they target and the services they cover, and little is known about the characteristics of programs that improve access to care and clinical outcomes.

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    Implementation Challenges Delay Home Visiting Services in New Mexico

    Jul 23, 2014

    Home visiting programs can deliver much-needed health care to vulnerable children and their families. However, program implementation efforts in New Mexico have been thwarted by funding delays, insufficient resources, and poor execution of crucial capacity-building tools.

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