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Pathways to Coverage, Section 4:  Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers, & Children’s Health Insurance Program

“Pathways to Coverage” is part of a larger tutorial on the basics of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) developed by The Catalyst Center and updated in April 2016. Section Four explains the eligibility requirements of three different coverage options, Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers, and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) in a concise, user-friendly manner.


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What Are ABLE Accounts?

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. These accounts are set up for disability related expenses and are not counted as a resource in the determination of public benefits (SSI, SNAP, Medicaid). The following link contains information regarding eligibility and explains how these accounts work.


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United Healthcare Children’s Foundations Grants

United Healthcare Children’s Foundations grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for.


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Medicaid in New York State

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Medicare Part D Training

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Medicare Part D Resources

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Health Insurance Booklet

Information compiled by Parent to Parent of NYS to assist families in understanding health insurance terminology and make decisions regarding their helath insurance.


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