Text: MARYLAND CITIZENS' HEALTH INITIATIVE
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I am a child.

Federal Health Reform helps children now.

For insurance plan years starting after September 23, 2010:

  • Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions
  • Qualified health insurance plans will be required to provide pediatrician-recommended care for children such as immunizations and preventative care for infants, children, and adolescents, so you can grow and thrive. These preventive services will be covered with no cost-sharing
  • MCHIP, which has successfully worked in partnership with Medicaid to cover kids, will continue

By 2014, health reform promises that:

  • All kids will have access to affordable health coverage
  • Middle income families will boost their bargaining power by purchasing health insurance through new exchanges and will have tax credits to ensure their coverage is affordable.
  • Medicaid coverage expanded for all low-income families, allowing children and parents to be covered together
  • A parent losing a job no longer means families also have to worry about becoming uninsured.

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