Sunday, December 9, 2012

Health Care Assistance for Single Mothers

Are you a single mother without health care for yourself or your children? When you stop and think about how expensive health care really is if you needed to pay out of pocket you can see why so many people will avoid the doctor's office at all costs. Vaccinations and check ups can be just as expensive as emergency room visits and this can make it difficult for single mothers without medical coverage to get their children the care that they need. However, that does not make the lack of child care alright. You child needs to have these services to be protected from illnesses and to protect others as well.

If you are in need of health care for your children then you may want to start by calling your local health department. Each county should have one that they work with. The health department is a wonderful location for families that need to have their children vaccinated against the flu and other illnesses that might effect them. Often times you may find that these services will either be free or they will be much cheaper than going to a doctor's office.

Healthy Kids and Chiropractic Care

How often have you heard people say, "One day I felt fine, and then the next day I was just..."? Probably enough that you do not even recognize the absolute absurdity of that statement. Except for severe traumas, such as car accidents, major falls, gunshot wounds, poisoning, etc., people do not suddenly become ill. Disease does not occur spontaneously. Small traumas, long-term abuse and negligence, though unnoticeable at first, take their toll on the body over a period of time. By the time the first symptoms appear, the body has already been malfunctioning for some period of time--often years.

This is the primary reason to have children under regular chiropractic care. Studies have shown that 80% of children receive their first subluxation during the birthing process. Many of them will go 20, 30, or 40 years or possibly the rest of their lives with that interference in their nervous system. Even those who are not subluxated upon birth will have a variety of stresses put upon their spines as they grow. How many times does a child fall while he or she is just learning to walk? And after they learn to walk, don't they run, skip, stomp, jump, and hop? Don't they fall out of bed, fall out of trees, fall off their bikes, fight with their brothers and sisters, stand on their heads, play football, basketball, hockey, dance, gymnastics, and on and on and on?

Child Health Care - Worm Infestation

If you are one of the concerned parents of a child suffering from worm infestation and you don't want to administer all sorts of strong medicines to them, you can well relieve yourself. Ayurveda has some easy remedies that will help your child with getting rid of worms. Before knowing these simple Ayurvedic treatments, its good to know what types of worms can harm your child's health and in what condition these worms occur so that you may avoid their repeated occurrence.

Common Types of Worms

If you examine your child's stool and see long white or pinkish tiny thread like shapes, your doubt was right- your child has got worm infestation. The common types of worms include:

    Round worms (Ascaris): They are round, thin, white/pink worm about 10-20 inches long.
    Pinworms (Thread worms): They are white, small and thin, just like fine threads.
    Hookworms (Ankylostomes): They are tiny dark-pink in color, not visible in stools.
    Tape worms (Taniea saginata/solium): They are flat and extremely long about 2-3 meters.

Taking Care of Your Child's Ears

Ears and its associated canals are one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and when it comes to the ears of children and infants, extra care and protection is required. Ear care - this part of hygiene is one of the most overlooked aspects. Ears are essential not only for hearing but also balancing the other sensory functions in the body. The sense of hearing enables the child to safely interact and be in the immediate environment, as well as complements the other sense objects of sight and smell. Even though, ear care is not a very time taking process, most people fail to pay proper attention to it to keep it healthy.

Care for Infant's Ears

Never ever use a cotton swab to clean an infant's ears. Instead of cleaning them, the swabs push the ear wax deeper which might cause the eardrums to be injured, which are much more sensitive for an infant. Any type of ear infections, bacterial or fungal, should also be brought to the notice of the paediatrician. Some of the causes of ear infections are reclining bottle feeding and smoke. As much as possible, try to keep your infant away from any smoke and avoid bottle feeding while the child is inclined.

Healthcare Insurance for Single Mothers

Are you a single mother without health insurance for your children? Is this causing you a great deal of stress at night or when your child has a small cough? You most likely want to know that your children are going to be taken care of if they are sick. The same is true if they simply need to have a check up. However, all of these things can become very expensive if you do not have insurance for your children.

State and federal governments will offer insurance through Medicaid programs but you will need to complete a set of guidelines in order to qualify for these services. What happens if you do not qualify? This can be very frustrating and it can make it difficult for low income mothers to determine where they should turn next. What you will find is that there are some places that you can turn in order to get great coverage.

Health Coverage For Children 25 And Under And The Health Care Reform Act

If you have kids who are 25 years and under and you are wondering how they are going to take care of their health coverage, you are in the right place. Quite possibly your child, or young adult is just starting out in life, is college bound or getting out of college, and bouncing between jobs, better and worse jobs, especially in this economy. He has no idea how and where to get proper health coverage to protect himself financially. Many jobs do not offer insurance, colleges demand it, and health coverage prices keep going up.

But there is good news when it comes to baby and health coverage for children under 25. Included in the new health care law of 2010 there is a provision that will give many young adults a reprieve from needing to seek their own insurance in the individual health insurance market, but allow them to stay signed on with their parents on the family health insurance plan until the ripe age of 26. And there are a few other helpful provisions and new health and medical insurance options too.

A New Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPRA 2009)

The CHIP program has evolved over the years and is another option, via the government, for possible health insurance. However, please note that this government program is not a full blown health insurance plan like you could get through private health insurance companies and thus have limitations and coverage caps, etc. CHIP is a great possible option for those on a lower income or if one cannot get on an individual health insurance plan due to medical underwriting. Below is information on benefits that have been added to the CHIPS program this year.

Shortly after taking office, on February 4, 2009, President Obama signed into law new regulations and extension of benefits (CHIPRA) for an existing children's health insurance program (CHIP).

This act provides health insurance coverage to lower income pregnant women and children who do not qualify for the state assistance program, but who fall within 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL). It is designed to help children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private health insurance.

Tennessee Health Insurance Has A New Way To Help Children Succeed In School

In Tennessee, health insurance is beginning to provide more help for children. While the latest coverage doesn't go into effect until the first of 2012, Tennessee health insurance policies that are issued or renewed after January 1, 2012 will offer help with hearing aids for children.

Tennessee Legislature Passes Hearing Aid Assistance For Children

The bill that provides that benefit, which passed 82-12, covers the first hearing aid and a new one every three years until a child becomes 18 based on certification from an audiologist or doctor that the child's hearing has deteriorated significantly.

Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation Benefits From Honda Classic

With Ernie Els winning the 2008 Honda Classic with a one-stroke victory, and the tournament celebrating over 25 years of patronage from main sponsor American Honda - which has backed the event since 1982- the event had managed to raise over $600,000 in charitable contributions and is continuing it's remarkable support for children's charities.

2007 heralded the dawning of a new era for the management of the Honda Classic, with the Children's Healthcare Charity, Inc. taking over the running of the tournament. Barbara Nicklaus, wife of the great Jack Nicklaus, was unveiled as the chairperson of the new tournament directors, while Ken Kennerly is now entering his second year as The Honda Classic's Executive Director.

Did You Know That Health Insurance For Kids Can Cause a Divorce Battle?

There is a divorce court form that exists which makes it mandatory for minor children to be covered by a child health insurance policy at all times, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

This California divorce document is called the "Notice Of Rights And Responsibilities 'Health Care Costs And Reimbursements'" (FL-192 for short), and spells out the specific parameters divorcing spouses must stick to when providing health insurance for their minor children.

It is very easy for heated divorce battles to ensue when two spouses are attempting to decide on the party who will be responsible for the health insurance coverage for the children.


Will Health Care Reform Help Sick Children Obtain Health Insurance?

The health care reform bill recently enacted directly addresses the needs of sick children previously unable to obtain health insurance coverage. Beginning September 23, 2010 insurers must cover children regardless of their health histories. So this should instantly solve the problem facing scores of families - right? Think again.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This is illustrated by what seems to be happening to child only health care plans in many states. Insurers are opting to exit the market, rather than deal with the well documented effects of adverse selection that this new rule imposes.

Adverse selection refers to the fact that sick people will be most motivated to purchase coverage, while healthy people are most likely to drop coverage, or never buy it in the first place. Families with sick children will immediately move to purchase this coverage, driving up loss rates for the insurance carriers. Insurance carriers will then have to raise rates for all, causing families with healthy children to drop coverage. This is a recipe for financial ruin for the insurance carriers.