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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.

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.

In Tough Times, Middle Class Families Rely on Public Programs, Report Says

Preschool and health insurance are two factors found to be crucial to a child's future well-being. Credit: Getty If you're having trouble making ends meet these days, you're probably among the growing ranks of parents whose income has ...The income gap between middle-class and high-income families has grown by more than 50 percent since 1985.

Experts Debating Whether Insurance Should Cover Infertility Treatments Under New Law

Should health insurance cover infertility treatments? Credit: Getty Today, most couples undergoing infertility treatments are paying out of their own pockets, but experts at the Institute of Medicine are taking a closer look at the new...Experts are looking into coverage for infertility treatments under the new health care laws.

Your Insurance Company Really Doesn't Want to Have a Baby With You

Prenatal care is important, but that doesn't mean your insurance company will pay for it. Credit: Jose Luis Pelaez, Getty Images
Do you want to have a baby? Stop and think about it. This is a momentous decision. In fact, it is probably the mos...
Want to make a baby tonight? Better call your insurance agent.

You Can Insure Just Your Child ... for a Price

Sorry, kid, no individual insurance policy for you. Credit: Getty Images
Slowly, the man in the pinstripe suit raised the corners of his mouth in a self-satisfied smile. "Yeeees," he said as he rubbed his hands together. "You can have your pre...
Obama administration strike what some call a Faustian bargain with insurance companies, because the devil's in the details.

Doctor's Orders Expensive? Well, Maybe This Malaria Thing Will Go Away on Its Own

Sick kid? Let's hope you can afford treatment. Credit: Corbis
Your daughter starts looking like Linda Blair in "The Exorcist." She vomits across the room. Her eyes roll back in her head. Oh, and speaking of her head, it spins completely around. ...
Parents choose between following doctor's orders and yielding to financial reality every day. And the number of parents doing so is growing.

Insurance Companies Find Loophole, Leaving Sick Kids Without Coverage

Insurance companies are doing away with individual policies for children. Credit: Getty Images
This was supposed to be the week when a new federal law kicks in, banning insurance companies from denying individual policies for children with a hist...
This was supposed to be the week when a new federal law kicks in, banning insurance companies from denying individual policies for children with a history of health problems.

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 Mom: Lorna Stuart

Lorna Stuart, flanked by her supportive sons, Sam, left, and Nate, is all about making uninsured people healthy. Credit: Courtesy of Lorna Stuart
Amazing Mom: Lorna Stuart, who founded The Clinic, a nonprofit medical facility for the uninsured ...

No Tax Hit for Covering 20-Yr-Olds

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pushing to speed up insurance coverage for young adults in their twenties -- one of the most anticipated early benefits of his new health care law. Starting this year, the law allows young adults to st...

Mother Gets Friendly Note - From the President of the United States

Stamped signature? Not on this letter. Credit: Courtesy of clickondetroit.com
You pick up the mail, and it's the same old stuff. Bills, bills, bills, credit card offer, letter from the President of the United States.
What?! Tiffany Smith d...

Oh, Baby: More Hospitals Asking for Payment Before Childbirth

Nurses take care of newborn babies at a hospital in Taiwan. Some U.S. hospitals are asking for delivery payment up front. Credit: Sam Yeh, Getty Images
Before you pack a hospital bag for your baby's birth, be sure to call the hospital's bill...

Families Cope With Financial Burdens of Austism

The cost of raising an autistic child contributes to parents' stress. Credit: AMagill, Flickr
Parents whose children are diagnosed with autism suffer more than just the emotional burdens of dealing with the condition -- they also face severe fina...

Heavy Infant Denied Health Insurance

4-month-old Alex weighs in at 17 pounds. Credit: Bernie Lange
A 4-month-old baby boy whose weight is in the 99th percentile is being denied health insurance because he is "obese." Alex Lange weighed 8 and 1/4 pounds when he was born, but on a ...

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