Missing out on health care worsens health conditions in adults and threatens children’s health, development, and well-being and can impair their abilities to participate fully in school and reach their potential. Efforts to ensure families have access to affordable health care can mitigate the impact of these lapses in care, and also help guarantee socioeconomic inequities in children's health and well-being are not exacerbated even further.
About the Urban Institute
The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.