Thursday, July 2, 2009

Child Health Plus program expanded from 250% to 400% Federal Poverty Level

If you are in the US and don’t possess a medical insurance then you are certainly in a soup as the cost of healthcare in America is one of the costliest worldwide. Just think about what the poor in America would be going through who cannot afford medical insurance for themselves but here is a good news for the poor children out there as the Child Health Plus program has been expanded from 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) to 400% of the federal poverty level making it one of the most comprehensive and affordable coverage for uninsured kids in Rockland County.

So all uninsured kids would stand to benefit from it as the fee scale for premiums have been reduced but there is a waiting period for kids with family incomes above 250% the FPL which implies that kids having access to employer sponsored coverage should have been uninsured for six months before they can apply.

Selected population has been exempted from it and the Rockland County Health Department will be helping these uninsured children get insurance through the Child Health Plus program irrespective of income or immigration status.

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