ERIC Number: ED458011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Ties: The Grandparent's and Other Relative Caregiver's Guide to Health Insurance for Children.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Noting that many grandparents and other family child caregivers are concerned because they lack health insurance or because their health insurance will not cover the children under their care, this brochure presents information on two national programs providing free and low-cost health insurance to eligible children: Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Presented in a question-answer format, this brochure tells family caregivers how to enroll the children they are raising in Medicaid and CHIP. Information is presented on how the two programs work, their eligibility requirements, application procedures, and special questions related to caregiver status. Also included is information on obtaining other types of information, obtaining medical care after the child is enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, other resources on child advocacy and family support, suggestions for ways caregivers can tell others about Medicaid and CHIP, and state contacts for children's health programs. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Health, Children, Eligibility, Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Health Insurance, National Programs, Program Descriptions
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-628-8787; Fax: 202-662-3550; Web site: http://www.childrensdefense.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program