Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children's Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes


“Children’s Health Policy: Promising Starts, Disappointing Outcomes,” co-authored by Erika Ziller and former Muskie research professor Beth Kilbreth, explores the many federal and state programs that address the health concerns of children. The authors find that children represent an especially vulnerable population that struggles with significant gaps in coverage and limited political influence. This book chapter appears in the fifth edition of Health Politics and Policy, a collection of writings on the factors shaping the U.S. healthcare system and policy.

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Publish Date: 
March 4, 2014