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California last among states in caring for children with special health care needs

California ranked worst in the nation on an index that measures whether children with special health needs have insurance and medical care, according to a study released today. The study, Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Profile of Key Issues in California, analyzed data from two surveys of parents in every state by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau: the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health and the 2006 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.