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Grants available for childrens medical expenses
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ATLANTA — The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their health insurance plans.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.

Eligible children must be 16 or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, live in the United States and have health insurance.

Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at There is no application deadline. Organizations and private donors can make tax-deductible donations to the foundation at this website.

“The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving a child’s health and quality of life by making it easier to access needed medical-related services,” UHCCF President Matt Peterson said. “The grants enable families to focus on their children’s care instead of worrying about how they’ll pay their medical bills.”

In 2011, UHCCF awarded more than 1,200 grants to families across the United States. As fund-raising grows, UHCCF is hoping to help more children and families in 2012, Peterson said.

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