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Evaluating Health Reform Proposals in the Interest of Children and Adolescents

By Jane Perkins & Abigail English

President Clinton's Task Force on Health Care Reform, headed by Hillary Rodham Clinton, has mobilized a staff of over 500 and worked for over three months developing a proposal for comprehensive health care reform. Members of Congress have also drafted proposals. This article outlines ten benchmarks for advocates to use in analyzing the potential impact of various proposals on children and adolescents.

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