When elections focus on health policy, children are too often ignored. This is as true during the present election cycle as any other. Because children do not vote, are disproportionately poor and disenfranchised, and usually incur lower health care costs than older adults, their health issues are given less attention in public policy debates. Very few Democratic Congressional campaign websites discuss pediatric health policies; even fewer Republican ones do.1
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Galbraith AA, Carroll AE. Children’s Health Is Too Often Ignored in Elections—Here Is Evidence to Help Change That. JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 05, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3970
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