Children's State/Local Health Insurance Programs
Programs that provide health insurance for children who do not qualify for Medicaid and who have no access to privately purchased health insurance or to insurance provided through a family member's employer. Services covered by these programs vary by state but generally include hospitalization, physician services, emergency room visits, family planning, immunizations, laboratory and x-ray services, outpatient surgery, chiropractic care, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses and dental care. Eligibility requirements also vary. Included are state and/or local government health insurance programs which may be administered by the state or at the local level and public/private partnerships between state and/or local government entities and health insurance companies or other private organizations. Health care is generally provided through participating managed care plans in the area. Also included are other programs that help people prepare and file Children's State/Local Health Insurance applications and/or are authorized to do eligibility determinations for the program.