SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Progress, but still serious problems

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

* The Illinois Kids Count 2014 report: “Child Health Matters,” was released today. Key findings…

Health Care Coverage: Illinois has made significant progress reducing disparities in children’s health insurance coverage through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and All Kids. The proportion of Illinois children without health insurance declined from 6 percent in 2008 to 3 percent in 2012. The state has also significantly narrowed racial-ethnic disparities in children’s health insurance coverage.

Family Income: There are wide health-related disparities between children in low-income families and those in families with higher incomes. Children in low-income families are less likely to receive comprehensive, coordinated care within a medical home. Low-income children are more likely to be overweight or obese and less likely to engage in vigorous physical activity. They are more likely to have oral health problems and less likely to receive preventive dental care.

Race-ethnicity: Racial-ethnic minority children in Illinois experience multiple disparities in health status, access to care, and environmental supports. Certain disparities are more pronounced among specific groups. The data show that African-American children are most likely to have poor birth outcomes such as low birthweight and most likely to be affected by asthma. Latino children are least likely to have access to continuous and coordinated care through a medical home. Latino parents are least likely to report excellent or good health for their children and other family members.

Special Health Care Needs: More than 450,000 Illinois children have special health care needs. About 40 percent of these children do not have adequate health insurance. Children with special health care needs are much more likely than other children to have frequent school absences. Less than half of youth with special health care needs receive services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work, and independence.

Child Abuse and Neglect: Children who have experienced abuse or neglect have significant and complex health care needs. Medical, dental, and behavioral health conditions are very prevalent among children entering foster care. Since FY 2006, substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in Illinois have increased by 13 percent. Counties with substantially larger increases include DuPage, Kane, Macon, Vermilion, and Will.

Read the full report by clicking here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


5 Comments
  1. - Confused - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 10:58 am:

    This report is self-serving. Many of the ongoing disparities they note are, in fact, due to the substandard care provided by Illinois Medicaid and it’s spin-off programs. Having “insurance” is not the same as having access to excellent care.


  2. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 12:58 pm:

    Confused -

    How in the world do you blame Medicaid for the fact that low income children are more likely to be obese?


  3. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:03 pm:

    There are some staggering numbers in there.

    From 2006 - 2011, child poverty increased by 2% in Chicago, 19% Statewide, 26% in Suburban Cook County and by 68% in the collar counties.

    Even 0.01% is too much, but 68%? Wow.

    That is 4,000 children in Chicago, 20,000 children in Suburban Cook County and 43,900 children in the Collar Counties.

    Apparently our poverty reduction efforts are not reaching children in the collar counties as well as they need to be, in addition to many other communities.


  4. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 1:18 pm:

    === Having “insurance” is not the same as having access to excellent care. ===

    Having Medicaid is better than having no insurance at all. This is a well documented fact, despite what some say.

    It is true, however, that “insurance” does not equal “access”.

    Only 64.9% of doctors in Illinois accept new Medicaid patients. That is 44th among the states.
    http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/august/06/third-of-medicaid-doctors-say-no-new-patients.aspx


  5. - Arizona Bob - Thursday, Mar 6, 14 @ 4:48 pm:

    =Apparently our poverty reduction efforts are not reaching children in the collar counties as well as they need to be, in addition to many other communities.=

    Most of it is due to a few reasons:

    1)the dismantling of public housing in Chicago caused the poor to move, usually out the suburbs where they could use their section 8 vouchers. Many took their gang, culture of single parenthood, and substance abuse problems with them.
    2) Illegal immigration, especially in the latino and Palestinian communities, has moved to the burbs. Poverty problems came with them.

    There used to be realtively low poverty rates in many burbs. If you went from 100 impoverished citizens to 168 impoverished citizens in a community of 100,000, it’s still a 68% increase, but not a demographically significant one.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Sales tax coffers could get boost with new law
* A crack in the honeymoon
* Question of the day
* Ernie Banks and politics
* A day in the life
* Today's overreaction
* New documents show med-mar scoring was completed ahead of schedule
* Fracking stalls while coal companies hope for rebound
* Rauner readies the axe
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * OnePlus to delay launch of 2nd phone, moved to Q3 of 2015
        * Apple brings back free music with new iTunes promotion
        * Apple to Shut Down Old TestFlight Beta Testing Website in February
        * Point-of-Sale Suppliers See Massive Increase in Retailer Interest Following Apple Pay Launch
        * T-Mobile brings back the subsidy (sort of) with Score discount program
        * Facebook Lite lands for Android: mobile site with notifications
        * LG rolls out new flip phone, calls it the ‘Ice Cream Smart’

        * Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying for a Job
        * $20 Per Month Sling TV Service Launched
        * Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Will Soon Be Available In Canada
        * Tiny Drone Crashes On White House Grounds
        * Snapdragon 810 Issues Push OnePlus 2 Release To Q3
        * Tool School: The All-Powerful Impact Driver
        * Planetside 2 Sets A New World Record

        * Podcast: MLB pace of play problem
        * 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen
        * Following up: Inside Toronto's failed pursuit of Kenny Williams
        * Trimmer Garcia ready to take off in 2015
        * SoxFest concludes with high hopes for 2015
        * Williams, White Sox look back on championship run
        * Emptying the SoxFest notebook

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Rauner readies the axe..
        * Documents: Quinn Had MediPot Recommendations, D.....
        * Documents: Quinn got recommendations on pot lic.....
        * U of Illinois Chancellor Says Budget is Top Pri.....
        * New documents show med-mar scoring was complete.....
        * With funding cuts on the way, University of Ill.....
        * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations,.....
        * Fracking stalls while coal companies hope for r.....
        * Documents: Former Illinois governor had marijua.....


        * About 175 flights canceled at Chicago airports
        * Illinois State student critically injured in hit-and-run
        * U of Illinois chancellor says budget is top priority in 2015
        * Illinois State student killed in hit-and-run accident
        * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act
        * Documents: Illinois marijuana licenses decided, put on hold
        * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act
        * Strong winds force early end to Illinois ski tournament
        * Decatur man dies in rollover crash in Sangamon County
        * Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

        * State lawmakers consider police reform key issue for General Assembly
        * Statehouse Insider: Gov. Rauner sounding a lot like primary candidate Rauner
        * Veterans voice opinions about future of Oak Ridge war memorial site
        * 85,000 temporary driver's licenses issued to immigrants
        * Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol
        * Quinn leaves office without writing final statement
        * AG Madigan blocks Lottery termination agreement
        * Number of Illinois households on food stamps still rising
        * Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising
        * U of I president concerned about future of higher ed

        * Hospitals full of empty beds
        * Musk's SpaceX settles with Air Force over Boeing deal beef
        * Obama endorses Emanuel in radio ad
        * Hear Obama's radio ad endorsing Emanuel
        * 'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies at 83


          * Man shot in Irving Park neighborhood robbery
          * Documents: Quinn got recommendations on pot licenses but didn't act
          * Woman found in burning Southwest Side garage identified
          * Rush hour over, CTA trains start getting back to normal in Loop
          * Boy, 14, shot to death in south suburban Riverdale
          * 3 dead, 23 wounded in weekend city shootings
          * Obama endorses Emanuel in radio ad
          * Snow storm scratches thousands of flights across country, including at O'Hare
          * Campus police at Purdue University investigating sexual assault
          * Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'


          * How food gets the 'Non-GMO' label
          * Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act
          * Proposal Would Ban Conversion Therapy For Minors
          * Lock of Lincoln's Hair Sold For More than $800K
          * Study projects Illinois deficit growing to $14 billion by 2026
          * Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, 1st black player in team history, dies
          * M.E.R.C.Y. Celebrates 15 Years Amid Financial Challenge
          * Springfield Airport Will Make Another Attempt To Add Gambling
          * Potential Pension Case Holdup
          * Listen to State Week - January 23, 2015


          * U.S. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock: Online sales tax loophole hurting local businesses
          * Quote of the Day: Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
          * State lawmakers consider police reform key issue for General Assembly
          * Our Opinion: Vision should be a key theme in Springfield mayor's race
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Campaign contribution gets them talking in Ward 7
          * Angie Muhs: SJ-R, WMAY want to involve readers in Springfield primary
          * Andy Shaw: Settle in for a dramatic first act at the Illinois Capitol
          * Quote of the Day: Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
          * Statehouse Insider: Gov. Rauner sounding a lot like primary candidate Rauner
          * Statehouse Insider: Gov. Rauner sounding a lot like primary candidate Rauner


          * Phases of the Moon moves to Arkansas
          * 01-26-14 Monday Morning Quarterbacks
          * Top Ten Stories: Jan. 19-25
          * Central Illinois Business 1-24-2015
          * Jan. 29 high school sports chat
          * Jan. 28 Illinois basketball chat
          * Ogle County audit seeks whereabouts of missing towing fees
          * Street closures listing
          * Obama radio ad endorses Emanuel in Chicago mayoral election
          * Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act


          * O'Hare, Midway cancel flights ahead of East Coast storm
          * Highland Park's Jason Brown wins first U.S. title
          * Death toll from GM ignition switches rises to at least 50
          * Plan to give Detroit workers, retirees half-off vacant homes
          * Judge tells Vos his comments were 'just not true'

          * PUSH Excel Celebrates 25 Years: Rev. Dr. M...
          * Illinois Dems (too many of them, in fact) ...
          * Ill. Dems May Face Costly Primary Fight to...
          * Another possible Kirk foe emerges
          * Democrats Could Face Primary Mess in Illin...
          * Illinois’ House reps have more wealth than...
          * Midday News Links: Former Cub Lilly In Leg...
          * Rep. Robin Kelly exploring a run for 2016 ...
          * Congresswoman Kelly Tapped For House Commi...
          * Congresswoman Robin Kelly Calls on Gov. Ra...

          * Behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Treasury ta......
          * Obama Endorses Emanuel in Forthcoming Radi......
          * Votes last week in the US House, Senate...

          * Why on earth would Senate Republicans want......
          * Why the Iran sanctions fight is a big deal...

          * The [Thursday] Papers
          * Ex-Gov. Quinn leaves office without filing constitutionally required statement
          * State Rep. Batinick to return 11% of district office budget to state
          * Obama Touts Emanuel For Longer School Day, Minimum Wage In Radio Ad
          * Public Interest Group Announces 2015 Chicago Election Endorsements
          * Chicago's 46th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Discuss Campaign Priorities (VIDEO)
          * Panel Discussion On Chicago School Closings
          * State Report Examines Potential Impact Of Exelon Illinois Nuclear Plant Closures
          * Documents Show Quinn Administration's Favored Firms For Medical Pot Licenses
          * Ashton Kutcher to take the witness stand in trial of Illinois serial killer


          * Rauner announces “Turnaround Team” - Stellar team to help turn Illinois around
          * Commerce Department to Review Proposals for Enterprise Zones - Program Promotes Job Growth in Communities Across the State
          * Governor Rauner signs Executive Order for Minority and Veteran Empowerment
          * Governor Rauner Announces Second Round of Appointments
          * Representative Duckworth, US Army Iraq Veteran Honored With The Abraham Lincoln Veteran Champion Award




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller