Advantages of Child Health Insurance Explored in New Article

Top Quote Newly published article discusses advantages and options offered by state health insurance programs. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) December 22, 2009 - It’s no secret that affordable health insurance is more than a little hard to come by. But for children, it doesn’t have to be that way. According to a recent article, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides generous health insurance coverage to those children who are without it. SCHIP promotes good health and allows families to seek medical attention for any children under 19 when they need it.

    The article, “State Children’s Health Insurance Program: No Child Left Behind,” explores the advantages and options that come with depending on this particular federal health insurance program.

    “SCHIP is a viable option for families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but do not have the luxury of a group policy through their employer and cannot afford the expense of a quality health insurance policy,” the article states. “[M]ost states offer SCHIP to families who make less than around $36,000 a year and support at least two children.”

    The State Children’s Health Insurance Program pays for:

    • Immunizations
    • Hospital stays
    • Doctor’s visits
    • Emergency room stays

    Though most children less than 19 years old has a good chance of eligibility for SCHIP, certain factors—like state guidelines and the child’s individual case—are taken into coverage consideration. State guidelines vary for federal health insurance, so healthcare-seekers should talk to their local state insurance department or local health insurance agent for more details about their region’s criteria.

    To find out more about the State Children’s Health Insurance Program or to obtain free health insurance quotes, visit

    staff contribution: Meha Ahmad

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