In large measure by enthusiastically adopting the Affordable Care Act, quickly creating its insurance marketplace and expanding the
It's the most noticeable improvement in the well-being of our children in the latest Kids Count, and a main reason why
Now, more than 70,000 children are enrolled in the Covered California marketplace. Easier sign-ups and more outreach under Obamacare also helped boost the number of children covered by
There were still nearly 500,000 kids without health insurance as of 2014, but that number will go down even further.
The health coverage children are receiving is also better thanks to Obamacare, which required benefits including dental and vision care.
The economic well-being ranking is a shameful No. 47, ahead of only
It's great that our kids are healthier, but for them to reach their full potential, their education and economic status must improve as well. And that may take some action by government, no matter how distasteful it might be to some folks.
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