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Ohio Study Finds 13% Of Parents With Insurance Skip Treatment For Kids Because Of Cost

HealthDay/Bloomberg Businessweek: "About 13 percent of parents with health insurance say they haven't gotten pediatrician-recommended care for their children due to costs, a new survey in Ohio finds. Parents of kids covered by private health insurance were more likely than those with public health insurance such as Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program to report forgoing care such as seeing a recommended specialist, filling a prescription or getting a lab test because of difficulty paying for it. In the survey, about 61 percent of parents had children covered by private insurance while about 39 percent had public insurance. The survey findings were scheduled for presentation Oct. 3 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco" (Goodwin, 10/4). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.