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Parents with Low Incomes Faced Greater Health Challenges and Problems Accessing and Affording Needed Health Care in Spring 2021   [open pdf - 706KB]

From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has added hardships and stress to the burdens parents face in meeting their families' needs. Parents with low incomes, in particular, have faced greater difficulties meeting their and their families' basic needs than other parents. In this report, we use data from the April 2021 Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) to assess health status, health insurance coverage, health care access and affordability, and worries about other basic needs in spring 2021 among nonelderly parents. We examine these outcomes among three income groups: at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL); 139 to 399 percent of FPL; and at or above 400 percent of FPL. We find that though parents at various income levels faced health challenges and problems accessing and affording health care, parents with low incomes faced particularly steep challenges."

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