Choosing Your Child’s Healthcare Insurance

Choosing Your Child’s Health Insurance Plan
by the experts at The Children’s Hospital – Denver

Children Have Special Healthcare Needs

· Children are not small adults.

· Anatomically, children are different and therefore they have different healthcare needs from those of adults.

· Compared to adults, children suffer from more acute than chronic conditions.

· Children go through rapid changes physically, functionally, socially, emotionally and intellectually as they grow.

· Children’s organs, bones and immunologic systems all go through different developmental stages before reaching maturity.

· Due to a limited ability to communicate, diagnosing and treating some illnesses in children may be more difficult and time consuming.

· Children require greater emotional support in coping with an illness.