Supporting Children Who Serve as Caregivers

In the normal scheme of things, parents and grandparents take care of children when they’re sick or need help or sustenance. But in well over a million American families, this pattern is reversed, with children as young as 8, 9 or 10 partly or fully responsible for the welfare of adults or siblings they live […]

A Pediatrician’s View On Alcohol and Marijuana

As my children, and my friends’ children, are getting older, a question that comes up again and again from friends is this: Which would I rather my children use — alcohol or marijuana? The immediate answer, of course, is “neither.” But no parent accepts that. It’s assumed, and not incorrectly, that the vast majority of […]

Are Your Children No Longer Eligible To Stay On Your Plan?

When your children are no longer eligible to stay on your plan, it’s time for them to get their own health insurance. Enrolling is easy – they can simply head to the NY State of Health Marketplace to find a quality, affordable plan that works for their lifestyle. Jeffrey R. Ungvary President

Millions of Children to Lose Health Benefits if CHIP Funding Not Renewed

The Hill (9/23, Ferris) reports on a study from the American Action Forum that found “as many as 2.7 million children could lose health coverage or benefits” beginning next year if Congress does not move to reauthorize CHIP funding. While many on both sides of the aisle in both chambers of the legislature have “pushed […]