Child health depends on family health. In this issue of Pediatrics, Johnston et al1 clearly illustrate challenges facing low-income mothers in gaining access to health insurance during the first year after childbirth. Although highlighting the positive impact of Medicaid expansion through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (in some states), the number of mothers who are uninsured before, during, and after pregnancy in the United States is alarming.
Cheng, T. L., & Thornton, R. L. (2020). Family Values Means Covering Families: Parents Need to Focus on Parenting, Not Access to Care. Pediatrics.