Kids without private health insurance suffer

American children without private health insurance are less likely to receive adequate primary care, according to researchers at a US university.

The study indicated that children with public health insurance, which accounts for one third of US children, are 22% less likely than children with private health insurance to receive comprehensive care.

The children who were not receiving sufficient treatment were likely to belong to the most vulnerable groups, including minorities, the underprivileged and those in poor health, according to the researchers.

Read more at University of Michigan

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