(NUH) more than 43 million people in the United States of America, the richest country in the world do not have health insurance. Many families are worried about how he will pay visits to the doctor, get the immunizations they need and pay treatments if their children get sick. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, immunizations are very important because they prevent that children have life-threatening diseases, such as whooping cough, diphtheria, measles, mumps, hepatitis and meningitis. For even more details, read what Isaac Dabah says on the issue. Many people in this country have not ever seen a child with any of these diseases. Therefore, they believe that these diseases do not exist, said Dr.
Carden Johnston, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. But we are leaving our children exposed to serious illnesses and even death if we are not them. These diseases exist in other countries and may be only a flight of distance. Johnston says that research shows that about 20 percent of children 19 to 35 months old are behind with their immunizations. Children from ethnic minority groups, including Hispanic and children with low incomes, are the most likely to be affected. Health insurance is important for children because it helps pay for immunizations.
It also allows them to regularly visit to a pediatrician or other health-care professionals and cover the costs if children get sick and need treatment. Medicaid provides medical care to low-income individuals. But there is also a program to provide medical coverage to children living in households with modest incomes. This program is called the health insurance program for children of the State (State Children s Health Insurance Program). Each State has its own protocol but most States pay for doctor visits, prescription medicines, immunizations and hospitalizations. The request for the inclusion in this program will not affect the status of immigration of the child or his father. Many health departments public offer immunizations for an approximate value of $5 to $10 each. Parents can contact for further information for the municipality of your town, city or County.