All Kids Program is a complete healthcare program for every child in Illinois. Illinois is the first state in the nation to ensure that every child, regardless of medical conditions or income, has access to healthcare. All Kids is complete health insurance for your child. All Kids covers doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and eyeglasses. All Kids covers regular check-ups and immunization shots. All Kids also covers special services like medical equipment, speech therapy and physical therapy for children who need them.
At one point or another, nearly everyone has lived through the experience of seeing a loved one cope with sickness or a serious injury. You only have to go through that experience once to know just how much it means to have health insurance. Yet more than a quarter of a million children right here in Illinois do not have health insurance. That means they can’t see a doctor or get medicine when they need to. When they do get medical care, it’s often in the emergency room, after a small problem has grown into a big problem. That’s wrong. Every child should be able to get medical care when they need it, before it becomes an emergency.
That’s why the All Kids program was created, to make health care a reality for hundreds of thousands of families across the state. Illinois is the first state in the nation to provide affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every child. Of the 250,000 children in Illinois without health insurance, more than half come from working and middle class families who earn too much to qualify for state programs like KidCare, but not enough to afford private health insurance. Through All Kids, comprehensive health insurance is available to every uninsured child at rates their parents can afford.
The All Kids program offers Illinois’ uninsured children comprehensive health care that includes
Parents pay monthly premiums for the coverage, but rates for middle-income families will be significantly lower than they are on the private market. For instance, a family of four that earns between $42,000 and $63,000 a year pays a $40 monthly premium per child, and a $10 co-pay per physician visit.
To get enrollment information, fill out the application today. The program officially began on July 1, 2006.
We know providing every child with health coverage means better attendance and performance in our schools. We know it reduces the pressure on insurance premiums. We also know it can boost our local economies and improve productivity in the workplace. But more than any of these things, giving every child the chance to grow up healthy is the right thing to do.
How to apply for All-Kids:
The easiest way to apply is using the Internet. You can fill in and submit an All Kids application online.
You can also download and print a copy of the All Kids application.
We can also send you an application in the mail, just call 1-866-All-Kids (1-866-255-5437). If you use a TTY, call 1-877-204-1012.
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