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KHN: Children in Foster Care Missing Checkups

Nearly a third of children in foster care have missed required medical checkups, according to a new Health and Human Services Department report highlighted by our content partner Kaiser Health News.

Dr. Javier Saenz checks the ear of Viviana Escareño, 6, for infection. The young girl’s mother, Claudia Escareño, has brou...

Nearly a third of children in foster care have missed required medical checkups, according to a Health and Human Services Department Office of the Inspector General report. The report looked at Texas as well as California, Illinois and New York, and found that 12 percent missed initial checkups and another 7 percent missed required periodic medical assessments.

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