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Birthing Expenses, Confinement Cost, Medical Support

Family courts have special rules to follow in child support proceedings when children have no health insurance or are in receipt of Medicaid or other subsidized health insurance. The law requires parents to contribute to the cost of this insurance or to provide private insurance in certain situations. This section of our web page will discuss some of these rules.


Empire Justice Center 2009-11 Legislative Agenda Scorecard
Empire Justice Center's Legislative Agenda Scorecard for 2009 - 2011 Read More

New Law Provides Uniform Standards for Assessing Medical Child Support and Protections for Low-Income Parents
On July 15, Governor Paterson signed a bill, sponsored by Judiciary Chairs, Assemblymember Helene Weinstein and Senator John Sampson, into law that will make significant changes to sections 413 of the Family Court Act and 240 of the Domestic Relations Law. Read More

Child Health Plus 2009 Contributions
2009 Child Health Plus contributions for Medical Support Orders. Read More

Birthing Expenses, Confinement Cost, Medical Support: Articles


Empire Justice Comments on Bill to Change Medical Support Guidelines
This bill is a response to the federal medical support regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services on July 21, 2009 (73 FR 42416 (7/21/08). Read More


What One Hand Giveth, the Other Hand Taketh Away
How New York's Pregnancy-Related Medicaid Recoupment Policy Hurts Low-Income Families. Read More