Fact sheet: Low-Income Children with Special Health Care Needs and the Affordable Care Act
Authors: Wilson, K., Dworetzky, B.A.
Project: Catalyst Center
Keywords: CYSHCN, Health Equity, Health Reform
Uninsured low-income CSHCN are less likely to have a usual source of care and are more likely to have unmet needs for routine medical and dental care than their insured counterparts. Unmet health care needs can be detrimental to any child; however, for CSHCN, who require more health-care services than their typically developing peers, barriers to needed health services – such as a lack of health insurance – can have long-term health consequences.