Are politics getting in the way of health care?
A lasting, viable political solution to health care payments, affordability and insurance still seems to be uncertain. So an idea and possibly one solution came from a 10th grade high school student … just another kid. The CareForKids fund has evolved from there.
Protest is important and a right in America and helpful to draw attention to problems. But at the same time, why not direct all of those people, energy and resources and work to solve the problem … directly?
Simply put, the Fund will receive donations and pay medical bills and related travel expenses for patients.
Are payment issues getting in the way of health care for children?
Let’s do something about it!
How would you like to help? Questions, comments, suggestions?
Contact us at info (@) CareForKidsFund.org
How will it work?
A provider can accept cash, check, credit card, insurance, AND Care For Kids.
Faced with a payment gap for any number of reasons, licensed health care providers can submit an invoice to Care For Kids to help fill the gap. No patient confidential info is transmitted, only an invoice with a number that the provider can use to track back to their original charges for service.
The current plan for the Fund addresses children 18 and under.
The Fund will be organized as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) with minimal overhead and administrative expenses. At this time, early on, everything will done by volunteers in a virtual office and there is no overhead of any consequence.
What about adults?
Our suggestion is that expensive, non-discretionary medical episodes be paid for in the same way as natural disasters. The bills go to FEMA for example.
It is hard to argue with “no fault of their own”, so for now our Fund is concerned with children, but we can expand the pool later.
How will the payments to providers be audited?
That’s up to our donors and Board of Directors.
Is this crowd-funding?
To an extent, but one major difference is the patient does not initiate a funding request. Patients remain anonymous. No “charity cases” and possible stigmatization.
Let’s eliminate any reasons a guardian might not seek treatment for a child.