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Health Reform Covers More Children, But Who Will Care for Them?
Health Leaders Media

A major selling point for the week-old health reform legislation is that it promises to improve care and access for children, accomplished in myriad ways with provisions that take effect in six months or by 2014.

But one nagging problem that isn’t resolved is the shortage of pediatric specialty physicians, says Jim Kaufman, vice president for public policy for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals, which represents 140 pediatric specialty centers in the U.S.