Help for Uninsured Children – Covering Kids & Families

Sure, when I pulled our daughter up by the arm and gave her a bad case of “nursemaid’s elbow,” I complained that I had to pay an $80 co-pay to have a resident come see her, manipulate her arm for about 7 seconds and then tell us she was all better. It is easy to complain about the rising cost of health insurance when you have it. But what about (if I am reading the report correctly) 8 million + children in the United States who have no health insurance at all.

Covering Kids and Families, an initiative by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide insurance coverage to kids (and adults!) who currently do not have it. The site is a great source of information on how you can get involved. Heck, at the very least, if you have a blog, just add a link.

Or, if you, or someone you know, have children who are uninsured, there are resources to help you get free or low-cost insurance for them.

Please, take some time to check out the site.

(via DadCentric)


One Response to Help for Uninsured Children – Covering Kids & Families

  1. shannon says:

    We talk about this often at our house because our son has infantile glaucoma and we have wondered more than once what we would have done if we didn’t have insurance.
    He was diagnosed in December and since that time our insurance has paid over $10,000 to treat his condition. It is terrible to think about what it would be like to watch your child slowly going blind because the cost to treat the condition is so beyond your reach.
    Thanks for the link.

    (Kaz: Thanks for stopping by… I think, just like I mentioned with the money issue, that it is the same with seeing your child suffer. I feel bad enough for my daughter when she gets a bruise, or a cut. I cannot imagine what it is like for parents to see their child suffer through something more threatening… especially if the parents can do nothing to help)

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