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Children Raised by Grandparents Facing Health Insurance Crisis

Grandparents raising their grandchildren are facing a new challenge in obtaining child-only health insurance. Credit: Corbis With the passage of last year's federal health care overhaul, many families breathed a sigh of relief because...One of the groups being hit hard by the elimination of the child-only insurance policy are children who are being raised by their grandparents.

Grandchildren are Wonderful, but They Won't Go Away!

The great thing about grandkids is supposed to be that you can love them to pieces, but you don't have have to live with them. But a lot of grandparents who thought they were done with day-to-day child rearing are smiling weakly these days, as...The great thing about grandkids is supposed to be that you can love them to pieces, but you don't have have to live with them. But a lot of grandparents who thought they were done with day-to-day child rearing are smiling weakly these days, as they realize the little, uh, darlings are not going away.

Raising grandchildren not bad for your health!

Common wisdom has it that when grandparents are caregivers for their children's children, they pay a price with their health.The physical demands and stress of child-rearing combined with an aging body would logically result in poorer health, right?...

Living with our choices

About six years ago, my daughter Christy informed me she was pregnant. I was devastated. She was much too young to have a child and I was much too young to be a grandmother. She was 18, I was 35. You do the math. I had spent my entire adult life...

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