Health Insurance Options for Children with Diabetes
There are different insurance options for children with diabetes. Children can be enrolled through:
- a parent’s employer-sponsored insurance company
- the State’s Children Health Insurance Program
- a high-risk pool
- the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan or
- an individual insurance plan.
If you or your loved one is unable to see a physician due to the cost of care, there may be a local community health clinic in your area. These clinics generally are free to patients or require a very small fee. Find a clinic in your area.
For more information about coverage for your family within health care reform, please visit http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2011/08/families.html or http://www.cuidadodesalud.gov/enes/news/factsheets/2011/08/families.html for information in Spanish.
Individual health insurance policies may be an option for people who do not have access to job-based coverage. The Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law enacted in 2010, provides new protections and improved access to affordable coverage options.
Medicaid is a state-administered health insurance program for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources.
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