For low-income families with special needs kids, where you live matters

Posted By News On December 4, 2009 - 7:30pm
For low-income families with special needs kids, where you live matters

In the United States, caring for a child with special health care needs usually means higher medical expenses for a family, particularly for low-income families, who spend a disproportionally large share of their income on their child's care. Yet, for individual families, the impact of out-of-pocket expenses is often a function of their state of residence, says Paul T. Shattuck, Ph. D., professor of social work at Washington University in St. Louis.

(Photo Credit: Washington University in St. Louis)

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