New Report Finds Asthma Adds 50 Cents to Every Health Care Dollar Spent on Children with Asthma

A new report from George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services (GW), “Changing pO2licy: The Elements for Improving Childhood Asthma Outcomes”, found that asthma adds about 50 cents to every health care dollar spent on children with asthma compared to children without asthma. Those most at risk – low income, medically underserved, and African-American and Hispanic children – have the least access to preventive care and the most visits to the ER. The report is the result of a year-long investigation into America’s childhood asthma problem to discover why the country has not benefited more from what is known about asthma, the single most common chronic disease among children. To read the full report, please click here.