Some children don’t have private health insurance coverage through their parents, as a matter of fact, lots of kids – one in four Massachusetts children is on MassHealth (Medicaid).
Applying for MassHealth is very confusing – there are several programs, they each have different enrollment criteria, and they provide different levels of coverage. Check out this guide, produced by Children’s Hospital and the Boston Bar Association – chapter 3. Scroll down to page 10 for a good overview of several different MassHealth programs. The guide is written for parents of kids with mental health issues, but the insurance chapter applies to all kids.