The Affordable Care Act and Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides states with some important tools that can be utilized to provide more continuous, adequate and affordable coverage for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). How the law is interpreted and whether implementation challenges are addressed with the unique needs of CSHCN in mind will shape how well the ACA fulfills its promise to this vulnerable population. This paper developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) for the Catalyst Center at Boston University reviews and analyzes key provisions of the ACA relevant for CSHCN and provides suggestions for state policymakers.

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