In many parts of the world, parents have two choices -- either pay the full cost of medical care for their children or hope that free treatment will be available under government programs. In the United States, much of the cost of a child's medical care is usually absorbed by the family's health insurance plan. But for parents, the cost of health insurance has steadily outstripped the cost of inflation in recent years. VOA's Melinda Smith has more on the dilemma many working parents face when their child gets sick.
Some video courtesy of Journal of the American Medical Association