Reports & Research
Understanding Childhood Issues & Highlighting Them
Healthier Kids, Stronger Families & A Better Future for California, 2009
Oct 15, 2009
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Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, as well as local children’s health initiatives, are lifelines for children who have no other access to affordable health coverage. In fact, without Medi-Cal and Healthy Families, nearly four and a half million additional California children would be uninsured.
The story of children’s health coverage, however, is not merely a story about numbers. It is a story of kids being able to see the doctor when they have the flu, sprain an ankle, or suffer from asthma, diabetes or other chronic illnesses. It is also the story of parents who can rest easier because their children are covered and a childhood illness or playground mishap will not mean bankruptcy.
The children and families in this portfolio shared their experiences in the hope that, one day, all California children will have health coverage that meets their needs at a cost their parents can afford.