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Child health insurance and child support

October 25, 2000
In this issue:

Child support article in Family Law Quarterly
Federal takeover of family health choices
Domestic violence discrimination survey

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VAWA reauthorization read gender exclusive to you? 
According to the Senate, VAWA Legislative Intent is to
include men. 2000 VAWA Legislative Intent can be
found at:
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/legintent.doc 

Have you been denied services because you are a man? 
Did you apply for a grant to provide services for men
and were denied? Please send the details to:
DV@menshealthnetwork.org
  
DV@menshealthnetwork.org
 
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Child Support at a Crossroads: Family law Quarterly,
Spring 1999
 

"The time has come for someone to speak in defense of
'deadbeat dads.' Divorced or separated parents who do
not pay child support have been taking a beating from
everyone, including the President.

"I have seen some parents who refuse to pay child
support even though they have plenty of money to do so
. . . However, I have seen far more parents who are
ordered to pay child support who pay some support but
not all they are ordered to pay. Many of these
parents are engaged in a financial struggle that they
cannot win. These are the working poor."

(The Honorable Anne Kass, Presiding Family Judge,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, District Court, writing in
Fair Share: The Matrimonial Law Monthly, December
1998, at 16.
Child Support Guidelines: The Power To Tax Is The
Power To Destroy)

Read the complete Family Law Quarterly article at:
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/cs10_article.doc 

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Medical Child Support Working Group - Federal
Government agency moves to dictate family medical care
and state policy


The federal government is quickly moving to replace
state laws which give choice of health insurance to
the NCP. (Referenced in several recommendations.) 
CP's will not rejoice at the fact that federal
government will also decide what is "appropriate
insurance" for their children, and require that the
parents pay for it. (Recommendation 8.) In some
instances, parents will find their children
automatically added to their health policies and
themselves billed for the increase in cost. These
same parents will not be allowed to remove their
children, or to place them on another policy. 
(Recommendations 42 and 43.)

These moves are recommended by the Medical Child
Support Working Group, a committee established by
Congress to examine the status of health insurance
coverage for children. This report was presented to
Donna Shalala, Secretary of HHS and Alexis Herman,
Secretary of the Department of Labor, in June of this
year.

The report is filled with recommendations for 63 new
federal regulations, federal legislation, federal
"guidance", federal "technical assistance", federal
"administrative action", federal "research and
demonstration", and 13 new "best practices."

Read the executive summary at: 
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/medccsum.pdf  


It is important to remember that Congress and HHS have
mandated that failure to provide court-ordered health
insurance coverage have the same sanction as
nonpayment of child support. This means that under
the proposed regulations, parents who fail to purchase
the type health insurance coverage dictated by federal
government will face jail terms. 

Amazingly, the report admits that child health
insurance is already covered by existing laws:
". . . the establishment and enforcement of medical
child support was added to the responsibilities of the
national Child Support Enforcement Program established
under Part D, Title IV of the Social Security Act.
States are required to include provisions for health
care coverage in State child support guidelines and
the IV-D program is required to pursue private health
care coverage when such coverage is available through
a noncustodial parent at a reasonable cost."

All states currently provide a mechanism for
determining which parent provides the insurance and
which parent pays for it. Many, like Texas, require
the NCP to provide coverage and, if the NCP cannot,
then require that the NCP reimburse the CP for
coverage they can provide. 

The report provides a blueprint for overriding those
state rules and regulations which allow parents to
make decisions about their own children and replace
them with a federally determined "decision maker" who
will decide what is best for their children and what
kind of health insurance policy they will purchase. 
NCPs, for example, will see their rights as a parent
to decide health coverage for their children
eliminated:
"These recommendations change the child support
enforcement's medical support focus, which is now
almost exclusively on the noncustodial parent."

This new initiative is based on the federal agency
assumption that only irresponsible parents would fail
to have "appropriate" health insurance for their
children, regardless of their level of wealth and
ability to provide privately for their family. The
Medical Working Group explains:
"Appropriate Private Health Care Coverage Comes First
"Parents share primary responsibility for meeting
their children's needs. When one or both parents can
provide comprehensive, accessible, and affordable
health care coverage that coverage should be provided
to the child. . . . 

What is an "appropriate" plan" Recommendation 8
defines an appropriate plan as one which includes:
Dental coverage
Orthodontics
Eyeglasses
Mental health services
Substance abuse

So, you say your kid's teeth are perfect and you don't
want dental and orthodontics coverage? Too bad, you
will be required to provide that coverage or go to
jail.

Think that "substance abuse" coverage is a bit much
for your 6 month old baby? Too bad, you will be
required to provide that coverage or go to jail.

There is one bright spot. The report recommends that
very low income NCPs be exempted from paying for
health coverage or from reimbursing for prenatal and
similar care. (Recommendations 10, 19, and 20.)

The quotes above are taken from the executive summary.
The complete report is also available. You may wish
to read the reports in their entirely.

Read the executive summary at: 
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/medccsum.pdf  

Read the complete federal blueprint at: 
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/medccfull.pdf 


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VAWA reauthorization read gender exclusive to you? 
According to the Senate, VAWA Legislative Intent is to
Include Men. 2000 VAWA Legislative Intent can be
found at:
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/legintent.doc 

Have you been denied services because you are a man? 
Did you apply for a grant to provide services for men
and were denied? Please send the details to:
DV@menshealthnetwork.org
   
DV@menshealthnetwork.org
  
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