Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 19, issue 1, P227-236 2008 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2008.0025 View full text
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Sara. Grineski

Abstract: Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children in the United States. Poverty and asthma are tightly related, with poor children having higher rates of asthma than non-poor children. To document how poor parents with asthmatic children cope with health care-related barriers on a day-to-day basis, the author conducted 38 in-depth interviews with central city Phoenix (Arizona) parents. Barriers facing parents include a lack of health insurance and/or personal transportation, the expense of using private…

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