All children need health care. Unfortunately, too many kids don’t have health coverage, which means they don’t get the health care they need when they need it. That’s why Oregon Healthy Kids, a newly expanded health coverage program for uninsured children, will help make sure every child in the state has health insurance.
Healthy Kids provides no-cost and low-cost health coverage for Oregon children and teens up to 19 years of age. Coverage lasts for one full year and covers all health needs, including doctor visits, dental care, vision, mental or behavioral health services, and prescriptions. No child will be turned away because of pre-existing conditions or be put on a waiting list.
No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids. Family income will determine whether a child is eligible for the free or low-cost coverage option. For example, a family of four that earns as much as $66,000 a year can qualify for low-cost coverage.
In order to reach every uninsured child in Oregon, the office of Healthy Kids has partnered with community based organizations to conduct outreach and help families enroll. Oregon Action’s Healthy Kids Organizer is available to speak at community events, educate organizational staff about Healthy Kids, and assist families in enrollment. Please contact Jennifer Mangnall at 971-634-0005, Jennifer@oregonaction.org or visit www.oregonhealthykids.gov for more information.