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Maryland Children’s Health Program

History

In 1998 the governor signed a law creating the Maryland Children's Health Program (MHCP), a program providing health insurance for average to low-income children and pregnant women.

Eligibility

Children up to the age of 19 and pregnant women of any age may be eligible for the new program if they have a family income that is at or below:

Maximum Family Income Limit Effective March 1, 2016
For Children

For Pregnant Women

Family Size

Family Income
at or below:

Family Income
at or below:

1

$25,067 per year

n/a

2

$33,803 per year

$42,293 per year

3

$42,538 per year

$53,223 per year

4

$51,273 per year

$64,152 per year

5

$60,009 per year

$75,082 per year

6

$68,744 per year

$86,012 per year

For each additional family member add

$8778

$10,983

 

What does the Maryland Children's Health Program cover?
Benefits for Children Include:

  • Doctor Visits (well and sick care)
  • Hospital Care
  • Lab Work and Tests
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Benefits for Pregnant Women Include:

  • Prenatal and post-partum doctor visits
  • Hospital delivery bill
  • Lab work and tests
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Prescription Medicine (including prenatal vitamins)
  • Mental health services
  • Substances abuse services
  • Family planning services, after delivery

Questions, concerns, or problems with your Health Choice Managed Care Organization (MCO)? Call the Enrollee Action Line at 1.800.284.4510.

Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) Premium

MCHP Premium is a low cost health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 19 years old. MCHP Premium is for families with incomes above the MCHP limit. Incomes are based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL):

MCHP Premium

Maximum Family Income Limit,
Effective March 1, 2016

Family Size

Children above
200% through 250% FPL

Children above
250% through 300% FPL

1

$31,364 per year

$38,254 per year

2

$42,293 per year

$51,585 per year

3

$53,223 per year

$64,916 per year

4

$64,152 per year

$78,246 per year

5

$75,082 per year

$91,577 per year

6

$86,012 per year

$104,908 per year

For each additional family member add

$10,983

$13,396

You Pay

$53 per month

$66 per month

 

To download and application for Health Choice, click the following link:
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ma4families/SitePages/application.aspx

To view new rules for citizenship and identify documentation, click the following link:
http://dhmh.maryland.gov/SitePages/citizens.aspx

To contact the Calvert County Maryland Children's Health Program, call:
410.535.5400 or 301.855.1353

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