Insurance Coverage (Financing)

Insurance Coverage (Financing): Families of children with special health care needs will have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need.    

Families must have a way to pay for services. The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has begun to address the issues of children who are uninsured, but the problem of under insurance remains a major concern for CSHCN and their families. In addition, the range of wrap-around services needed by families requires the availability of private and/or public health insurance that covers a full range of needed services1.

The Catalyst Center works to improve health care insurance and financing for children and youth with special health care needs.

  1. Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Achieving and Measuring Success: A National Agenda for Children with Special Health Care Needs