Children go unvaccinated as insurers refuse to pay

日期:2019-03-01 04:05:02 作者:练血 阅读:

FATAL diseases are threatening a comeback among American children as insurers fail to meet the costs of immunisation. Half the doctors who responded to a survey by Gary Freed of the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor said they had delayed purchasing new vaccines against childhood diseases like meningitis. Twenty per cent of family doctors said they were considering halting vaccinations of privately insured children. The combined cost of recommended vaccines trebled between 2000 and 2008, to $1500 per child, and health insurance schemes now seldom cover the full cost (Pediatrics, DOI: