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Old Dec 10th 2010, 10:40 am
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do children under 18 get free health care? how does this work

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Old Dec 10th 2010, 1:07 pm
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You wish.....

Bit of googling threw up this site:

http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

I should imagine you'd have to be destitute before it happens though.
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Old Dec 10th 2010, 1:56 pm
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Default Re: free health care for children?

They can if they are eligible for medicaid, but as said, you need to qualify based on low income or a parent being eligible. Children cannot be denied medical insurance but you will have to pay for it and even though pre-existing conditions will be covered, the insurance companies don't have to make it affordable.
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Originally Posted by Duncan Roberts View Post
They can if they are eligible for medicaid, but as said, you need to qualify based on low income or a parent being eligible. Children cannot be denied medical insurance but you will have to pay for it and even though pre-existing conditions will be covered, the insurance companies don't have to make it affordable.
It varies by State. There are various programmes available all with their age limits etc. You need to be on the ball to work it out in CO!

Basically it depends on the parents income.
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Old Dec 10th 2010, 8:51 pm
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Medicaid also covers children who have chronic disabilities or diseases, regardless of their parents' income.

We have Medicaid coverage as secondary insurance for my son. He still has to have primary insurance through us, but all his deductibles, co-pays, and out-of-pocket expenses are taken care of by the state of Wisconsin.

As far as I know, children are not automatically given free health care, but if you qualify and fill out tons of paperwork, they may be. And thank God for the removal of pre-existing conditions... phew...
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Originally Posted by hydrasoul View Post
do children under 18 get free health care? how does this work

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One of you is a US Citizen since you were just at the US Consulate to get your kid's US Passport, so which one doesn't know about US healthcare??????????????
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Add to the check list a residency requirement.
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Originally Posted by gingerert View Post
Medicaid also covers children who have chronic disabilities or diseases, regardless of their parents' income.

We have Medicaid coverage as secondary insurance for my son. He still has to have primary insurance through us, but all his deductibles, co-pays, and out-of-pocket expenses are taken care of by the state of Wisconsin.

As far as I know, children are not automatically given free health care, but if you qualify and fill out tons of paperwork, they may be. And thank God for the removal of pre-existing conditions... phew...
The thing to worry about for johnny foreigner though, the sponsor might have to repay what is claimed if the kid ain't a USC...
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Originally Posted by hydrasoul View Post
do children under 18 get free health care? how does this work

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you become resident in the UK, then you can get free healthcare on the NHS!
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
then you can get free healthcare on the NHS!
you pay for it via payroll and VAT taxes.

the NHS is free upon delivery, but it is not free.
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Default Re: free health care for children?

Not a lot is free, plus of course it is not quite free. Prescriptions and car parking fees come to mind.

The problem is that is seems to cost twice as much to deliver a unit of health care in the US, the US Gov spends more on heath care than the UK gov does pro rat'd but gets a lot less for it.

The cost is the problem.
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Originally Posted by Manc View Post
you pay for it via payroll and VAT taxes.

the NHS is free upon delivery, but it is not free.
It is cheaper though
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Not a lot is free, plus of course it is not quite free. Prescriptions and car parking fees come to mind.

The problem is that is seems to cost twice as much to deliver a unit of health care in the US, the US Gov spends more on heath care than the UK gov does pro rat'd but gets a lot less for it.

The cost is the problem.
Prescriptions are free for children (plus old people and unemployed). Unemployed/people on low incomes get the travel/parking refunded.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Prescriptions are free for children (plus old people and unemployed). Unemployed/people on low incomes get the travel/parking refunded.
And in Wales, prescriptions are free for everyone.
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Originally Posted by taffie77 View Post
And in Wales, prescriptions are free for everyone.
Wow I didn't know that.
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