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Guest Author: What can you do for a sleepless baby?

By on December 3rd, 2013
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Dr. Julie H. is a pediatrician in private practice with five other physicians, in a suburb of San Francisco. She went to medical school in Chicago, and did her residency in the bay area. She was a chief resident and then a hospitalist before going into private practice. She’s also a mom with two sons [...]

Can I get health insurance just for my child?

By on April 4th, 2013
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Is child-only health insurance coverage available in your state? In some states it can be a real challenge to find health insurance policies sold for children without a parent or guardian also covered under the same plan. As we’ve discussed before, this is an unintended consequence of the health reform law. The good news, however, [...]

What are my baby’s health insurance options? Consumer Q&A

By on April 20th, 2012
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Almost every week on Yahoo Answers we find a question posted by a young mother-to-be confused about the health insurance options available to herself and her baby. If you’ve followed the issue of children’s health insurance in the news or at Get Smart – Get Covered over the past year, you can probably sympathize. The [...]

Which health insurance plan is best for kids with medical conditions? Consumer Q&A

By on March 2nd, 2012
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Two of the most common questions we see on Yahoo Answers are ‘How can I find cheap health insurance?’ and ‘How can I get coverage for my child?’ When it comes to the second issue – health insurance options for kids – the answer gets complicated. It gets complicated because insurance companies in many states [...]

Children’s Health Insurance Options by State for 2012

By on February 1st, 2012
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The article below was written in 2012. For information on child-only health insurance plans in 2013, please see our updated summary. Thanks! – “Child-only” health insurance plans are individual health insurance policies made available to children age 18 and under with no parent or guardian listed on the same policy. The 2010 Patient Protection and [...]