Tennessee children’s health insurance program will be federally funded

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The state is about to save over $100 million over two years as the federal government picks up the tab. As the federal government takes over the majority of the bill for the children’s health care program in Tennessee, the state will now be able to save more than $100 million over a span of two years. The state has managed this by taking advantage of a provision of the Affordable Car Act that isn’t widely known. This windfall is certainly expected to be a helpful one, though temporary, as…

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Insurance coverage for children’s wigs could become mandatory

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If a new bill should pass the House in Michigan, it will mean health plans will be required to provide cover. New legislation that has been introduced in the Michigan House could soon mean that there will be health insurance coverage for wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of an illness. This bill would classify the children’s wigs as being prosthetics and would require them to be covered. This way, the insurance coverage would be the same for the wigs as they would be for…

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Health insurance for children is at risk in the US

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Children could be losing their insurance coverage in the coming year Health insurance for children in the United States may be at risk. Congress has chosen not to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and a the King v. Burwell case concerning health insurance subsidies is currently being heard by the Supreme Court. These issues could lead to a significant number of children, as well as their families, losing coverage in the relatively near future. The loss of insurance coverage could place some children at risk, especially if they…

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Ongoing funding for children’s health insurance sought by Senator Bob Casey

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The U.S. Senator has stated that he is in opposition of the push by congressional Republicans to reduce the funds. If congressional Republicans were to have their way, then the popular federal children’s health insurance program (CHIP) would be reduced in size, in a move that U.S. Senator Bob Casey has said that he will oppose. Casey explained that he would like Congress to progress with a reauthorization of CHIP into 2019. Senator Casey held a conference call with reporters in which he explained that he is hopeful that Congress…

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Children’s health insurance program in Alabama receives great scores

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A recent study has shown that kids in the state are receiving some of the best coverage in the country. A study has now been released from Georgetown University, which has determined that when it comes to the states throughout the South, it was Alabama that was providing the best children’s health insurance. Alabama also found itself among the leading states in the country for providing those kids’ health plans. The report was created by the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at the university. It explained that children’s health…

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Report highlights disparity in children’s health insurance

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Report shows that insurance for children is lacking in state-based exchanges and the private market The Wakely Consulting Group has released a report showing the disparity in coverage for children between state insurance exchanges and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. These programs are jointly funded by the federal and state governments and exist to provide insurance coverage to children. In many cases, coverage for children is somewhat lacking in the private market, and this may also be the case for insurance exchanges. These exchanges typically offer policies that are very similar…

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Health insurance in Pennsylvania becomes more child-friendly

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New law targets Children’s Health Insurance Program Health insurance for children in Pennsylvania has won a victory thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Tom Corbett. The bill has to do with the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides insurance coverage to more than 188,000 children currently enrolled in the program. The program is nearly two decades old and has often been criticized for being inaccessible to those that need it most. The new bill signed by Governor Corbett aims to resolve some of the issues that the…

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