You'll be able to pick a doctor for your child and see that doctor every time your child gets sick, without having to worry about how you are going to pay for it. Your kids may even be able to keep visiting the same doctors they see today.
Health coverage enables your child to get immunizations and the well-child visits required to attend school and play sports. If your child gets sick, you can get prescription medicines to help them get better quickly.
Finally, you won't have to sit for hours in the emergency room when your child has an illness that could be easily treated in your doctor's office.
CHIP kids receive periodic health screenings, which include health education, nutrition and developmental assessment. CHIP kids also receive hearing tests and newborn hearing screens for early detection of hearing loss which, if left untreated, can lead to communication, speech, and learning deficits.
Children with health care coverage are better prepared to learn in school and better prepared to succeed in life.