2B - Social Context of Parenting Social Influences Politics...

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Social Context of Parenting Social Influences Politics & Policy Demographic & other social trends Research & education Health Care Bill 2010: Parenting Kids with health problems. Healthcare reform legislation prohibits insurers from excluding from coverage children with pre-existing health conditions immediately (adults with pre-existing conditions will not be excluded, but not until 2014). Older children and parental insurance. Dependent children up to age 26 will be able to stay on their parents' family policy, after President Obama signs the bill. Children's health insurance program. Kids' eligibility for the popular CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), which helps lower-income families, must be maintained, under the bill. Wellness program. Under bill language, "qualified health plans" will have to provide – with no cost-sharing – immunizations and other preventive health services for infants, children, and adolescents. Demographic Changes Marriage rates Cohabitation Age of parents Births outside marriage Teen births Divorce Single parenthood Step-families Mothers working outside the home Increased working hours Poverty
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