Kids Connection is a Medicaid expansion program developed by the state of Nebraska that provides health coverage to low-income children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid and who have limited or no health insurance.
- A child whose family has a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level is eligible for Kids Connection. For a family of 3, this works out to an annual income of about $28,990, or a monthly income of about $2,416. Pregnant women with the same income level are also eligible.
- Benefits include routine and preventive health care such as immunizations, well-baby and well-child visits, dental check-ups, and vision and hearing testing. Doctor’s visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, laboratory tests and x-rays, and counseling are also offered.
- For more information or to request for an application be sent to you by mail, call (877) 632-5437 or (402) 471-8845. An application may also be downloaded by visiting the Nebraska Health and Human Services System web site at http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/med/kidsconx.htm.