Health Care for Children
Guide for you, your child and your family on coping with your child illness and hospital experience.
This handbook is designed to give parents a general understanding of their children's rights to receive financial assistance, medical assistance, and educational services. The handbook also explains a child's rights in relation to disciplinary actions at school, encounters with the police, and confinement in detention facilities.
You work hard to provide for your children and want to make sure they grow up strong, smart and healthy. But like many parents whose children don't have health insurance, you worry about taking care of them. Now, you may have one less thing to worry about. Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. This web site tells you how to get your children enrolled.
Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid.