there are not sufficient sources that are able to meet all the pediatric needs due to health insurance concerns and immigration, as well as under-educated families lacking the knowledge for preventative health. Are there certain pediatric populations that lack access to health-care services? Why? Yes, there are pediatric populations that are at a disadvantage to having health care services due to immigration and refugees living within the United States. If they are legal or illegally within the United States they may be afraid to seek out health care services for medical concerns if they live in fear of deportation. Pediatric populations that lack access to health services or government-funded programs are largely to those who are not yet in the school system. Not until the age of 5 when children begin to attend school will some have their first interactions with a health program through the healthy child initiatives set in place by government or states within the public school system. What are the barriers to children in accessing health-care services in the United States? Why do these barriers exist? The barriers include a high cost of care, inadequate or no insurance, lack of services or culturally competent care. These barriers are related to unmet health needs, delayed care, inability to obtain preventative health, late access to care, financial burdens on family, and preventable hospitalizations. They exist because there is a lack of services so unfortunately until the services are expanded and more have access to health insurance it will continue. References: Burns, C. E., amp, Dunn, A. M., amp, Brady, M. A., amp, Starr, N. B., amp, Blosser, C. G., amp, . Pediatric Primary Care. [South University]. Retrieved from
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