As part of a strong health care system, children will receive the right care, from the right place, at the right time. For those who graduate from college and face a difficult job market, health care reform extends coverage on their parents' plans until they are 26.
For the more than 26 million low-income children covered by the popular Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), their coverage will continue.
As result of reform, insurance companies will no longer be allowed to deny coverage for the more than 5 million Americans under the age of 19 with a pre-existing medical condition. By responsibly managing pre-existing conditions, the health care system can develop a stronger community.
Source: Families USA
No matter what state you live in, there are helpful resources to answer your questions about children’s health insurance programs. If you are living in Missouri, click here and if you are in Kansas