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Insure Kids Now: Connecting Kids to Coverage

Your child or teen may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many parents may also be eligible.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Insure Kids Now: Questions and Answers

You probably have many questions about applying for low-cost or free health insurance for your children. This page provides questions and answers to help get you started.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid and CHIP – Children's Health Coverage Basics

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid and CHIP: Enroll Year Round

Find resources to help inform families with children and teens eligible for Medicaid and CHIP that enrollment in these programs is available year round. Parents may be eligible for Medicaid too.

Review Date: September 19, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Insure Kids Now: Programs in Your State

Find low-cost health and oral care services from Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers in your state.

Review Date: September 08, 2014

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Low Cost Health Insurance for Families & Children

CHIP is a state and federal partnership targeting uninsured children from families with higher incomes and uninsured low-income pregnant women. Visit http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/ to learn how to apply.

Review Date: March 07, 2011

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Protecting Children with Pre-Existing Health Conditions- (PDF)

Under the Affordable Care Act, most health plans can no longer limit or deny benefits, or deny coverage outright, for a child under age 19 simply because the child has a health problem or disability.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Vaccines for Uninsured Children

Find out if your child qualifies for free shots.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

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