Speaking of child support, Does Your Child Have Health Care?
Does Your Child Have Health Care?
Every child deserves to be happy and healthy. As parents, we do everything you can to make sure that they are. From the day our children are brought home from the hospital, a parent’s world revolves around their child’s health and well-being. We work to ensure there is a roof over their heads and food on the table; we clothe them and teach them values.
One way to be sure your child stays healthy is to make sure they’re covered with health insurance. In many court orders, the non-custodial parent is required to provide health insurance and does not do so. This causes extra stress in the custodial parent and in some cases illness. Did you know that CHIP provides free or low-cost health insurance coverage for over 7 million children up to the age of 19? Ok, so now you’re probably asking, “What’s CHIP?” CHIP is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provided by the government. It’s available in every state! In general, CHIP is available to families with incomes up to $44,100/year. Coverage varies by state, but every state covers routine check-ups, immunizations, hospital care, dental care, and lab and x-ray services. Check out their website for more information at www.insurekidsnow.gov.
If you don’t qualify for CHIP, then don’t worry! You can also check into your states insurance website and see what is available for you on the insurance marketplace.