Mom Knows Best : Medical Grants Are Available for Children in New Mexico #UHCCF

Friday, April 15, 2016

Medical Grants Are Available for Children in New Mexico #UHCCF


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  Having a sick child or one with special needs can be stressful. As a parent, you want your child to get the best health care treatments, services, or equipment. No child should be denied access to good health care simply because their parents can not afford them. A parent should focus on helping their child get better, not on medical bills. I want to share some information to New Mexico families about a wonderful organization that cares about children.

  The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation helps families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per child, through a wonderful grant that has a lifetime maximum of $10,00 per child. Families can use this money to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.



  The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from New Mexico families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses that families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.
                              Families can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org




  In New Mexico, UHCCF awarded more than 5 grants since 2011 and is hoping many more local families apply this year. This wonderful organization has awarded over 10,000 grants to children and families across the United States. That is more than $29 million since 2007 that has helped children with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. These children received the treatments they needed thanks to UHCCF.


   These pictures show some of the many children who received these UHCCF grants.To learn more about these children and more, please visit the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation's website at                                                               www.UHCCF.org


About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 10,000 grants valued at more than $29 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations, and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit www.UHCCF.org .



 I want to encourage everyone to spread the word to friends, family members, and colleagues that child medical grants are available from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per child.


            Families can apply for grants at www.UHCCF.org

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants help families pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan.

18 comments:

  1. This is good to know, there are so many private charities that do great work!

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  2. It's really difficult when the kids are sick, it's like twice the worry. It's good to have insurance ready as well. This is an amazing opportunity for families who cannot afford health insurance for their kids. I'm glad we have a company that we can rely on.

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  3. Really great news! Thanks for sharing it. Glad to know about it.

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  4. This is an absolutely amazing charity! I have a friend who's son was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4 and if it wasn't for charities like this they would be having a harder time right now.

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  5. Great news! Thanks for sharing it. I'm going to share with others!

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  6. It is amazing and awesome how much people donate. The price of treatments and medications is insane sometimes, a good charity is a great thing to have access to.

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  7. Sound like an amazing charity. I've never heard of this organization before, thanks for letting me know

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  8. Love what United Healthcare is doing in New Mexico, hopefully other states will follow!

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  9. What an amazing charity, I love the idea of creating medical grants I wish they had that in the UK.

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  10. This is so cool, i love it when people come together and help others!

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  11. This looks like such an awesome cause! There are so many out there that need the medical but just can't get it on their own.

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  12. Sounds amazing, when a Insurance plan can help families pay for their kid’s medical expenses. The UHCCF is doing a wonderful job & I would love to share it with friends around so someone could get the help they need so badly.

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  13. Now this is a charity that I would support. A lot of sick kids belong to families who cannot afford to medicate them and they just pass away which is really sad. At least this charity gives them a fighting chance.

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  14. Thanks for sharing, it looks like a great charity.

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  15. Sounds like a great charity. glad you share this

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  16. I can imagine 5 thousand dollars would be a huge help for many families! This is great!

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  17. I am glad to hear opportunities like this exist. There is nothing worse than having a sick child but to worry about finances must make the burden harder.

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