Insurance

Millions of children must return to school this fall without one of the most important things that the school should provide them health insurance. More than 8 million children in the United States do not have insurance, which means that one of every 10 boys do not receive the medical care they need because they have to be insured. In fact, children without insurance have 10 times more chances of needing medical care than those who have insurance. Even when uninsured children receive some medical care, are often unable to access preventive care or critical studies, or cannot see a doctor when they get sick. To help these children can begin their school year in the appropriate way, the campaign covering children and their families in his return to the College, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is ensuring that parents, grandparents and teachers of children without insurance know that there are medical care available at low cost or free. Many kids without insurance are eligible through the State program of health insurance for children (SCHIP) or Medicaid.

These programs cover the visits of doctors, prescriptions, hospitalizations and more. This means that parents may put their children to have medical coverage in their school lists. As doctor and mother, I have seen for myself that children with health insurance are better prepared to learn in school and better equipped to be successful in life said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, doctor and administrator of companies, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Children without insurance are less likely to receive the necessary medical care for childhood diseases such as sore throat, asthma and ear aches, all diseases that may become serious if they are not treated properly. These children are the future of our country and we need to make sure that they receive the necessary care. Although these programs exist in all States and the District of Columbia, many parents do not believe that their children are eligible. As their parents working, consider that they earn too as so their children can qualify.

Those children whose families earn up to $40,000 a year are eligible for Medicaid and SCHIP. Eligibility depends on your income level and family size. Medicaid and the State program to insure children they have provided millions of guys care free or at low cost, but there are millions more who are eligible and do not know it, said Sarah Shuptrine, National Director of the Covering Kids & Families program (providing coverage to children and families). Many people still don’t know nothing of these programmes, and many working families parents assume that their children will not qualify. Anyone can help their children be covered. Grandparents can play an important role and are encouraged that they find out about these programs of health coverage.

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