[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] PoliticsNation's Blog
How children will benefit form Obamacare
Last comment by PoliticsNation 1 year, 5 months ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form


What benefits should parents expect for children?

Private health insurance plans now offer many of the same services as Medicaid and CHIP in some states. Twenty-six preventive services are now free to families with private insurance, eliminating copays, deductibles, or co-insurance. This includes immunization for Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus and HPV; obesity screening and counseling; blood pressure, autism and depression screenings and iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia, among other measures. First Focus tweeted that covering preventive care helps "keep kids healthy and [manage] problems before they get out of hand." Children under 19 with disabilities or pre-existing conditions, like asthma, diabetes and cancer, cannot be denied coverage or dropped from a plan.

Health reform also includes Essential Health Benefits, 10 categories of services that insurance companies must cover to be certified and offered in marketplaces. They include pediatric dental and vision care, emergency services, maternity and newborn care, and mental health and substance use disorder services. Health insurance companies are not required to cover vision and dental for adults over 19, though, so parents should be attentive to this when assessing plans. Zuckerman wrote that dental coverage boosts checkup and restorative care, as well as better health and well-being. Children's Partnership wrote, "Access to dental care prevents missed school days for kids."

This year, as in every year, women will make important decisions for themselves and their families about health care. They can apply for coverage through the Marketplace: Online at Health care.gov; Over the phone by calling the 24/7 customer service center (1-800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325); Working with a trained person in their local community (Find Local Help); or by submitting a paper application my mail.


Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by PoliticsNation
Send PoliticsNation a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (361) times.

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

now talk about how they will hurt from it too. talk about the long term cost.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM

@gacpl if you talk about the subsidy's we provide million dollar companies, congress healthcare and how our billion dollar industries and members of congress benefit from corporate welfare.


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by PoliticsNation
 
Coming to America: Who Was First?
April 10, 2015
Who discovered America? For most of us, the answer to that question is straightforward: Christopher Columbus. That's what we were taught in school and that is why we celebrate Columbus Day. Yet it is far from clear-cut. There are alternative theories about who got here first — some well-documented, others ...
Read More »
 
Ferguson Residents--Taking control of their City
April 08, 2015
Ferguson Election Results: Two New Black Members On Council, Voter Turnout Doubles Ferguson has about 21,000 residents, but has only had two black council members since its incorporation in 1894, including Councilman Dwayne James, who was not up for re-election. The newly elected Bell, a professor and local magistrate, represents ...
Read More »
 
Finally-Cop Charged With Murder for a Black Life!!
April 07, 2015
This case started off like every other case that Involves a minority being gunned down by the police. The conservatives were yelling he attacked the cop and got what he deserved! If not for this video another black man would have lost his life and once again been blamed for ...
Read More »
 
Judge Approves Serving Divorce Papers Via Facebook
April 07, 2015
Social media is being taken to another level. A Manhattan Supreme Court justice says a 26-year-old woman can serve her estranged husband with divorce papers in a Facebook message. Read why this decision was made--Do you agree/disagree with the judge below. DETAILS http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/exclusive-woman-facebook-serve-divorce-papers-article-1.2174577
Read More »
 
Pres.Obama&Hillary-Voted Most Admired in the World
April 05, 2015
Charles Topher April 5th 2015 They call him a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Marxist Communist Dictator. The lies and disrespect they’ve spread about him are unprecedented of any other President in history. All the while, his approval ratings grow. He smirks and shrugs it off while his policies and actions continue ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology