How does the Affordable Care Act Benefit Children?

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  • Children with pre-existing conditions are protected through guaranteed issue of coverage, this means insurance companies cannot deny them affordable, quality health insurance
  • Free preventative services through qualified health insurance plans provide pediatrician-recommended care for children such as immunizations and preventative care for infants, children and adolescents
  • The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) called Healthy Connections Kids in South Carolina remains an option for children up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • All kids have access to affordable health coverage through a range of choices:
    Healthy Connection Kids, the Exchange, and affordable private plans
  • Healthy Connections Kids will still be free for children who live in families below 200% of the federal poverty level
  • Parents who earn more up to 400% of poverty ($88,200 for a family of 4) may qualify for tax credits and premium assistance to help afford coverage for their kids (and themselves)
  • Less worries because if a parent loses a job it no longer means families will have the added worry of becoming uninsured

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