In contrast to the prevailing tenor of less than a decade ago, few voices can be heard today reassuring the public or the professional that the American "health care system" is itself in good health. Having dealt with the aged through Medicare, the national spotlight now focuses on children who form the other major segment of our "poverty population." Analyses and complaints, proposals and programs flow forth at an accelerating pace.

Two types of programs are discussed in the current issues of Pediatrics-one as a proposal presented to the American Academy of Pediatrics last fall, and the other as a report of work in progress.

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