Saturday, May 05, 2007

1 in 4 kids don't have health care

Joyce Caine sent me a link to this CBS news article about kids and health care. It seems to me that our country needs to make at least basic health care available to all. This article indicates that part of the problem is lack of transportation to health care facilities. This highlights the need for more community health centers. Under Todd Stroger, Cook County is closing more than half of the community health centers and cutting off much of the funding for Stroger Hospital. Here's another link from Joyce about the lack of dental care for kids.

3 comments:

Ted Gossard said...

I so much agree here. There is a health care crisis already in our nation and it surely will only grow worse as more of us baby boomers age.

I have to agree with the idea that a nation's budget shows its priorities. And from a Christian perspective, I don't see how we can justify not covering basics on families in need. People should not lose what they have over an unforeseen illness, nor of course, should children be deprived of basic dental care and health care.

Kacie said...

It's so sad! I saw the economic level of most of the patients at Stroger when my husband was badly burned in a fire and we had to go to the burn unit at Stroger - the only one in the city that would take our insurance. Although the emergency room was really aweful for everyone, the service inside was really great. Places like it are badly needed in this city...

Ann said...

Nice observation, thanks.