Report: Kids with Health Insurance Get Needed Care, While Uninsured Kids Go Without Uninsured children are three times more likely not to visit the doctor

Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, News release, August 14, 2008

A report released today on children’s health shows that having health insurance makes an enormous difference in whether kids receive the care they need, especially if they are chronically ill. The study, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota, shows that uninsured children are three times more likely not to visit a doctor’s office in the course of a year than are insured children. Insured kids are also far more likely to have had a regular check-up to keep them healthy.

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