I can only imagine what it would be like for a family that has a child that is sick or has medical needs. Life takes us on many journeys that show us the strength and fortitude we must have in order to get through the trials that are put in front of us. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation tries to help you get through those obstacles with offering financial help or assistance to families to help gap between what medical services that a child may need, and what is currently covered by your existing medical coverage.
Sharing this information with others is the only way people will find out the wonderful work that UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation does for families all over the United States.
I was a Paramedic for 23 years. I really miss being able to help those in need. The days that saddened me were the ones where you would have a very sickly child who has already gone through so much in life and was in a dire emergency. Your focus was on the child but in the back of your mind, you had thoughts of what the parents had to be going through as well. Now fast forward a year later, the child is still under medical care, and the bills are accumulating and a family needs help.
This is where UHCCF can step in and offer families a chance to apply for a grant that will help alleviate some of those concerns. Families shouldn’t have to concern themselves with financial burdens when all they want is for their child to get better.
UHCCF aims to award 20,000 grants by the year 2020. They have already awarded over 13,000. Your child and family can be on that list of those who might qualify by applying today. 89.8% of qualified and complete grant applications are approved, so many families are given assistance in their time of need.
Things to Know:
- Grant awards are retroactive to sixty days prior to the date of application and have an expiration date of approximately one year unless the funds are exhausted prior to the expiration date. The grant will NOT cover any medical costs outside this date range.
- The applicant must be 16 years old or younger, live in the United States, and receive and pay for care/items in the United States.
- The applicant must be covered by a commercial health insurance plan.
- There is a scale of financial eligibility to qualify for a medical grant. Awards will not be granted to individuals in families whose Adjusted Gross Income exceeds the scale.
- The health care professional is paid directly; exceptions can be made to reimburse the family if adequate documentation is submitted showing the health care professional has been paid.
If you are reading this and are thinking “is there anything I can do to help?” then yes there is. UHCCF is always looking for donations and this is a way to help other families who might need help just trying to provide the best care for their child.
Whether you apply for a grant yourself, want to share this information with a family member who might be in need, or want to donate to ensure that others will benefit from the work that UHCCF does then check this link out here for more information.
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Don’t just take my word for it, watch this Youtube video of Rachel describing how she has benefited from the great things that UHCCF does:
So I ask and implore you to share this with others, to apply if you need it, to pay it forward to someone else who might benefit. Share your thoughts on what you have learned below. How do you think it could help you, or someone that you might know? ~Tom
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