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Paediatricians propose plan to insure every US child

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 23 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1087
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new health insurance proposal that would create a national programme in the United States in which all children and young people up to the age of 21 are automatically eligible for full, government funded healthcare coverage. At present, 11 million children are not covered by insurance.

    The new programme would have uniform eligibility and benefits, and if enacted, would replace a patchwork of existing programmes that provide partial but not complete …

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