Every day military families face challenges in receiving care for their kids at the right time, in the right setting and from the right provider. Families are often forced to navigate a complex health care system that is based on the needs of adults.
While all children have unique needs as compared to adults, military children–particularly those with complex or chronic needs–face additional challenges due to the nature of their parents’ service. The health and wellness of military families play an important role in ensuring military readiness.
Military kids deserve a health care system that is tailored for their unique health needs, which entails appropriate coverage, access to services, and a system that is accountable to its stakeholders.