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

    Keeping Young Adults Insured Means More Mental Health Care

    Sep 21, 2018

    Lack of insurance has been a barrier to mental health treatment for young adults. The ACA's Dependent Care Expansion, which allows them to stay on their parents' policies until age 26, has increased use of mental health care among this high need group—without affecting quality of care or disparities in access.

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    Dr. Dynasaur 2.0: Modeling the Effects of Expanding Vermont's Dr. Dynasaur Program

    Jan 18, 2017

    RAND researchers assessed an expansion of Vermont's Dr. Dynasaur program that would cover all residents age 25 and younger, modeling the effects on health insurance coverage, costs, and premiums.

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