We spend a lot of time discussing health care spending for adults, especially the elderly. Some argue that’s because we spend the majority of money on those populations. But as a pediatrician, parent, and health services researcher, I sometimes get annoyed at our lack of attention to children. Luckily, I subscribe to some journals that focus on children. From Pediatrics, “Comparison of Health Care Spending and Utilization Among Children With Medicaid Insurance“:
Go read about this paper, and how it fits into what we know about Medicaid spending in my latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog!