Making Parents' Health Care a Priority

Dinan, Kinsey Alden; Briggs, Jodie

Access to secure and affordable health insurance is critical for all Americans. In the public debate, children's coverage has received particular attention and support. But access to health care for parents is a key predictor of access to health care for children. To help inform the national debate on how to improve the health care system, this fact sheet examines current gaps in parents' access to health coverage, looks at the patchwork of policies that exists across the states, and argues that a national approach is needed.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Making Work Supports Work Publications
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June 8, 2010