Well-designed public policy can promote health among children,1-3 but there is reason to worry that pediatric health issues may get crowded out of policy discussions and debates. Politicians are incentivized to craft their health care policies around the interests of voting-age citizens, and politicians are unlikely to see children as important drivers of health care spending.1,4 To assess the national political profile of pediatric health issues, we analyzed a database of Congressional candidate campaign websites.
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Benning TJ, Ashby GB, Chapp CB. Frequency and Specificity of Pediatric Health Policy Discussions in Political Campaigns. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 01, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.0932
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