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Health Access & Coverage

Chair: Stuart Cohen, MD

Children’s access to health care is important to children themselves, to their families, as well as to society at large. Health care can influence children’s physical and emotional health, growth, and development and their capacity to reach their full potential as adults. All children are at increased risk of developing preventable conditions if appropriate care is not provided when they are sick or injured. When children fail to receive necessary health care, their lives and the lives of their families can be affected for many years. Health care can influence children’s physical and emotional health, growth, and development and their capacity to reach their full potential as adults.