Pregnant Women’s Health Insurance

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, 2017
For Children For Pregnant Women
Family Size Family Income
at or below:
Family Income
at or below:
1 $25,447 per year n/a
2 $34,266 per year $42,874 per year
3 $43,086 per year $53,909 per year
4 $51,906 per year $64,944 per year
5 $60,726 per year $75,979 per year
6 $69,546 per year $87,104 per year
For each additional family member add $8,820 $11,035

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, 2017
Family Size Children above
200% through 250% FPL
Children above
250% through 300% FPL
1 $31,838 per year $38,833 per year
2 $42,874 per year $52,293 per year
3 $53,909 per year $65,752 per year
4 $64,944 per year $79,212 per year
5 $75,979 per year $92,672 per year
6 $87,014 per year $106,131 per year
For each additional family member add $11,035 $13,460
You Pay $53 per month $66 per month
You Pay as of 6-1-2017 $54 per month $67 per month

To contact the Charles County Maryland Children’s Health Program, please call 301-609-6837 or  301-609-6952.

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