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Medicaid Kids are Denied Medical Care, Study Shows

Credit: Getty Images CHICAGO (AP) - Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage, according to an undercover study that had researchers pose as parents of sick...Children on public insurance are being denied treatment by doctors at much higher rates than those with private coverage.

Dentists More Likely to Deny Kids on Medicaid Urgent Care Appointments, Study Finds

If you don't have private insurance, dentists are less likely to see children with oral emergencies, Reuters reports. Credit: Getty Images Sorry, kiddo. You'll just have to deal with that excruciating tooth pain you're feeling. See, yo...Dentist offices contacted almost always made emergency appointments for kids covered by private insurance.

Public Health Insurance is Confusing to Parents

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Many parents don't know they qualify for health care assistance. Credit: Corbis If Oregon is any indication, parents are easily confused by public health insurance. And their children might not b...
Parents confused over children's health insurance status.

Parents Told to Dump Disabled Kids at Homeless Shelters

Ron and Becky Holladay talk with Becky's son, 22-year-old Cameron Dunn, who suffers from epilepsy, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Credit: Darron Cummings, AP
In an all-time blow to families caring for disabled kids, budget c...
Budget crunches are having a calamitous impact in Indiana, where state workers are advising caregivers to leave severely-disabled people at homeless shelters, the Associated Press reports.

Nearly 5 Million U.S. Children Go Without Health Insurance

"Katie ... who?" The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiver is a federal program (also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver) that often enabl...The name Katie Beckett often draws blank stares -- even among adults who work with disabled children. But the Katie Beckett Waiver is a federal program (also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver) that often enables disabled children to be eligible for Medicaid and other services.

Amazing Dad: Andy Moore

Dr. Andy Moore, second from left, with his extended family in Lexington, Kentucky. Credit: Courtesy of Cecilia Hill
Amazing Dad: Dr. Andy Moore, founder of Surgery on Sunday, a program that offers free surgical care to uninsured patients in K...

Dangers of purchasing medicines online

An article in Lancet warns that people who buy medicines over the internet could be unwittingly putting their health at risk according to doctors in the U.K. Some drugs are fake and contain ingredients bearing little resemblance to the medicine named...

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