This background paper examines the issue of children with special health care needs and their interaction with the health care system. Results from recent national and state surveys and studies were used to review the medical expenditures, utilization, and insurance coverage of these children. The paper also discusses weaknesses within the private and public delivery and financing systems that may hinder the access of certain families with children with special health care needs to important services.
Peters, Christie Provost, "Children with Special Health Care Needs: Minding the Gaps" (2005). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 154.