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Health Insurance: Are You Ready To Know What Your Kids Are Doing in College?

We are big fans of the rules which allow young adults to stay on a parent’s health insurance until their 26. For a lot of young people who haven’t been able to find jobs with health insurance benefits, it’s been an invaluable lifeline to health insurance and medical care. However, we did have to point . . . → Read More: Health Insurance: Are You Ready To Know What Your Kids Are Doing in College?

12 Year-Old Writes to Romney About Pre-Existing Conditions

Really.

Although Gov. Mitt Romney has largely confounded the media while trying to sway voters over to his increasingly difficult to pinpoint health care plan, his comments are not evading one 12-year-old Coloradan.

Last week Jackson Ripley was watching political news coverage with his mom about pre-existing health care when he suddenly got up and . . . → Read More: 12 Year-Old Writes to Romney About Pre-Existing Conditions

Do Hospitals Really Just Want Our Firstborn? Greek Dad Offers Son…

We’re wondering if any of you have actually tried this:

Many Greeks don’t have health insurance and those who do find they still have to pay doctors and pharmacists because the government hasn’t, and customers are being told only cash will be accepted.

Perhaps one of the most troublesome examples was that recently in Heraklion . . . → Read More: Do Hospitals Really Just Want Our Firstborn? Greek Dad Offers Son…

More Young Adults Get Health Insurance in 2011, Study Says

The economy may still be sluggish, but this is one small, bright spot for young adults, many of whom are still trying to find work with health insurance benefits:

The share of young adults without health insurance fell by one-sixth in 2011 from the previous year, the largest annual decline for any age group since . . . → Read More: More Young Adults Get Health Insurance in 2011, Study Says

Have Your Kids Gotten All Their Vaccinations For School?

Before you leave for your Labor Day Weekend, just a reminder… do your kids have all their vaccinations for school this year?

Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle.

“Is it gonna hurt?” she asked.

“You’ll feel it, but you look like a strong girl,” said Yadira Guerra, a licensed . . . → Read More: Have Your Kids Gotten All Their Vaccinations For School?

Do Your Kids Have Their Vaccinations for School?

A Friday afternoon message from Sid the Science Kid:

Have your kids gone back to school? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

Could It Cost $36,000 To Bring Your Baby Home?

This is a familiar story, but one that came up again after a good friend of ours brought her new baby home from the hospital. The bill she got wasn’t quite $36,000, but it was certainly much, much, much more than she and her husband were expecting, so we remind you again…. do your homework . . . → Read More: Could It Cost $36,000 To Bring Your Baby Home?

Mobile Vaccination Clinics: Free and Low-Cost Vaccinations for Children

Don’t look now, but it’s already August, and Back to School is around the corner. Have your kids been vaccinated for their return to school? Before your kids get exposed to a whole new round of potential diseases, don’t forget to make sure all their vaccines are up to date.

Fortunately, many hospitals, churches . . . → Read More: Mobile Vaccination Clinics: Free and Low-Cost Vaccinations for Children

Will Your Insurance Cover Your Child’s Pregnancy?

One of the most popular features of the Affordable Care Act is the provision which lets young adults stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until the age of 26. It’s let thousands of young adults squeezed by an unforgiving job market stay on health insurance when they’d otherwise have to take their chances as . . . → Read More: Will Your Insurance Cover Your Child’s Pregnancy?

What Will Texans Do For Health Care?

Governor Rick Perry’s feelings towards the Affordable Care Act are pretty well documented at this point, but do all Texans feel the same way? From this video of 5-year old cancer patient Carter Townes and his mother, it doesn’t sound like it:

Do you live in Texas? How do you feel about the Affordable . . . → Read More: What Will Texans Do For Health Care?