Family Voices works with families of special needs children to advocate for health care services, provides information on appealing insurance claims, and can put families in touch with health care programs in all states. Contact the FV program in your state for more information.
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
The State ChildrenÕs Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a combined federal and state program that provides health insurance for children whose familyÕs income is too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private insurance. It is directed at children 18 years of age or younger, who currently have no coverage and whose parent(s) are working. There are SCHIP plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
St. Jude ChildrenÕs Research Hospital is a health care charity that accepts patients for treatment without regard to familyÕs ability to pay. The child must be referred by a physician and meet protocol eligibility guidelines for a research study.