KCHIP montly premiums eliminated

KCHIP montly premiums eliminated

There are 51 comments on the migration.kentucky.gov story from Aug 25, 2010, titled KCHIP montly premiums eliminated. In it, migration.kentucky.gov reports that:

Families in the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program , which offers free or low-cost health insurance to eligible children, will no longer have to pay monthly premiums to ensure coverage for their child, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.

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Mom of One

Dawson Springs, KY

#41 Sep 25, 2010
I agree with a lot of the comments that getting rid of these premium payments is making it easier for those who don't work to have more of an incentive not to work. But some of you are forgetting the small percentage who do work and are still on KCHIP. Both my husband and i work. He has a full time job and a part time job. I have two part time jobs. We also have a beautiful one and half year old. Neither one of his jobs offer insurance, nor do mine. So we have KCHIP and are very thankful our premium was only 20 dollars a month. We are also thankful that we don't have to pay it as of right now because that extra 20 dollars will buy diapers or wipes or add to the grocery budget. Some of you have to remember, that not all families on KCHIP are worthless, jobless bums.
Mom of One

Dawson Springs, KY

#42 Sep 25, 2010
Tired wrote:
They definitely need to monitor who's receiving KChip. I know people receiving it that both husband and wife work and still manage to have it! They HAVE to be lying on the application!!!
Not entirely. My husband has a full time job and a part time job and I have two part time jobs, but we still don't make enough combined to reach the cut-off. It all depends on the amount you bring in, which can be very little if you don't get paid very much on an hourly basis
need insurance

London, KY

#43 Sep 26, 2010
I'm a single WORKING mother and I had to drop my insurance this year at work due to the premiums increasing about triple what they were the previous year. I was wondering if I would still qualify for KCHIP even though I recieve child support. Does anyone know? The father was not ordered to carry insurance on the child. If anyone has a similar situation please let me know how it works. Also I do not recieve any public benefits for anything if that matters, but my child does need health insurance and KCHIP would be an answer to my prayers.
CHEECH

United States

#45 Sep 29, 2010
IF POT WAS LEGAL NOBODY WOULD NEED INUSURANCE THEY WOULD BE CURED!!!!!!!!!!
Give it a REST

Versailles, KY

#46 Sep 29, 2010
Once again wrote:
Here we go again, making it even easier for the lazy bums on welfare. Now they have an extra 20 a month for their beer and drugs. If the system really helped the people that needed it I would not have a problem with this, however we are just enabling and giving even MORE reason to not work while we, the workers of the world, support them. I say do away with all the welfare.
I am not a lazy bum and I don't drink or do drugs it so happens that my workplace that was in my town for 40 years was sold and moved out of state. I have chronic back condition that limits the jobs I can do. My back condition no longer gets treatment because I do not have insurance, but K Chip helps take care of my girl and thats what matters to me.
Another single mother

Memphis, TN

#47 Oct 25, 2010
I worked for a company for 10 years. I was laid off due to the economy. I need help from the state to take care of my daughter. Don't get mad at me. Get mad at the company that laid me off for no reason, knowing I had a 5 month old daughter at the time. Take your anger out of them. For those of you that have not got laid, consider yourself lucky and keep paying those taxes because me and my daughter need to money. Also, I am going to school to get back on my feet.
Mom

Bowling Green, KY

#48 Apr 26, 2011
I've been at the same job for 16 years and have worked a second, part-time job for the past 3 years to make ends meet. My ex-husband has been unemployed for nearly 3 years, living off unemployment and his girlfriend. My 12 year old daughter was dropped at the end of the year from their health insurance. I didn't add her on right away because, honestly, I'm just barely making ends meet as he stopped paying child support at the same time. I had hoped that he would step up to the plate, find a job & get her back on health insurance but as he just started making any attempt for employment in the past month, things aren't happening.
I can't allow my daughter to remain uninsured but it's so expensive that it would literally take the food out of our mouths. I checked out Kchip but because I have the second job, it puts me just over the income guideline. I'm tempted to give up my part time job just so that I can have decent coverage for my daughter. Does anyone have any kind of advice for me? I can't add her on to my health insurance until open enrollment in October and still, it would be 165/month to add her. What do you do when you fall in between?
joe

Mckee, KY

#49 Apr 26, 2011
Mom wrote:
I've been at the same job for 16 years and have worked a second, part-time job for the past 3 years to make ends meet. My ex-husband has been unemployed for nearly 3 years, living off unemployment and his girlfriend. My 12 year old daughter was dropped at the end of the year from their health insurance. I didn't add her on right away because, honestly, I'm just barely making ends meet as he stopped paying child support at the same time. I had hoped that he would step up to the plate, find a job & get her back on health insurance but as he just started making any attempt for employment in the past month, things aren't happening.
I can't allow my daughter to remain uninsured but it's so expensive that it would literally take the food out of our mouths. I checked out Kchip but because I have the second job, it puts me just over the income guideline. I'm tempted to give up my part time job just so that I can have decent coverage for my daughter. Does anyone have any kind of advice for me? I can't add her on to my health insurance until open enrollment in October and still, it would be 165/month to add her. What do you do when you fall in between?
I'd give up the part time job and get kchip. You'll have to wait until you can show less on your tax return though so you would have to wait awhile.
adviser

Miami, FL

#51 May 5, 2011
joe wrote:
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I'd give up the part time job and get kchip. You'll have to wait until you can show less on your tax return though so you would have to wait awhile.
i agree
Ashley

United States

#52 Nov 15, 2012
Does anyone know if the father has to pay back if you recieve kchip? We both work full time jobs but he doesn't get insurance he did and lost that job. My job it costs way too much for insurance. I new the requirements to recieve the assistance. I just can't afford the insurance at my work, it would take a lot of my paycheck.
lazy

United States

#53 Nov 15, 2012
Yes.
Now go get a real job and quit milking the system. Oh and stop being a trashy stalker-wh*re while you're at it, m'kay?

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