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Poverty top threat to child health

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The Hill

By Bernie Becker

Extending expansions of tax breaks meant to help struggling families would play a key role in boosting children’s health, a new paper argues.

The paper, written by Glenn Flores of UT Southwestern and Bruce Lesley of First Focus and published in JAMA Pediatrics, calls poverty the top threat to children’s health, and calls both the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the child tax credit key tools in battling that threat…

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