Dec. 15 is the open enrollment deadline to enroll in health insurance that takes effect Jan. 1. Patients and families should visit https://www.healthcare.gov/ for tips on using the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Families can find out if they qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program at https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/. They can enroll via the Marketplace or click a link to their state Medicaid agency.
For immigrant families, a list of statuses is provided to explain eligibility and documents required to participate. Pediatricians can review the website at https://www.healthcare.gov/immigrants/immigration-status/ to guide families.
The AAP Immigrant Child Health Toolkit includes information on access to health care and public benefits, http://bit.ly/2KwcsHZ.