Health Insurance Without Employer Support
June 6, 2009 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find medical coverage/insurance for a five year old.

A close friend of mine can't get insurance through his employer. He has a five year old son who he really wants/needs to have covered and will have to pay out of pocket.

He can afford about $100 a month which is much less than what he's found so far.

I would really appreciate any help or ideas.

Many thanks in advance!
posted by snsranch to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What state is he in? Lots of states subsidize health insurance for kids. Here's a link for New York's program Child Health Plus.
posted by saffry at 7:11 PM on June 6, 2009

Best answer: What state is he in?

California has Healthy Families which is: "low cost insurance for children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal."
posted by Nickel at 7:11 PM on June 6, 2009

Best answer: If his income is low enough, his child will probably qualify for the Healthy Families Program in California.
posted by metahawk at 7:13 PM on June 6, 2009

Kaiser tells me that SCHIP eligibility is pretty high in CA, $44000.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:14 PM on June 6, 2009

Arnold is trying to eradicate Healthy Families, so I truly hope your friend isn't in California.
posted by elsietheeel at 7:49 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Arnold is trying to eradicate Healthy Families

posted by atrazine at 3:43 AM on June 7, 2009

Response by poster: Hey, thanks guys. It looks like Healthy Families is his best option so far, until Arnold eradicates it that it.

Bummer, but thank you guys very much!
posted by snsranch at 2:25 PM on June 7, 2009

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