Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Resource Spotlight: InsureKidsNow.gov

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"Children get sick so fast...One moment they are playing energetically; the next moment they're cranky and disorganized. Suddenly, they stagger or lie down. Their eyes glaze over and their color changes to either a fierce red or a chalk white. Their breathing rate doubles, and they seem to be gasping for breath. Small children whimper inconsolably or won't cry at all. They can't tell you whats wrong. They obviously feel awful. Their collapse is all the more sudden in that while they are playing, they resist giving up. When they finally do, they are so pitiful [but so cute]. All but the most experienced parents will feel a painful surge of anxiety."- Dr. T. Berry Brazelton M.D.

InsureKidsNow.gov: Conneting Kids to Coverage.
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InsureKidsNow.gov can provide a bit of relief from the anxiety parents feel when they have a sick child. Their website has information on how to apply for Medicaid or CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) here in Utah as well as other states. These insurances are affordable and can help pay for your child's Well-Child visits, emergencies, prescriptions and more.

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Medicaid and CHIP typically cover a range of benefits including:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Emergency Care
  • Hospital Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Dental

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