Families Estimated to Lose $18,000 a Year in Wages When They Have to Cut Work Hours or Leave a Job to Care for Their Child’s Health

A study that identified over 14,000 previously employed American families of children with special healthcare needs found that families who had to reduce work hours or leave a job in order to care for their children’s health lost an estimated average of $18,000 a year in household income in 2016-2017.