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Heart issue in trisomy 21 child. Who will cover the expenses when his older parents die?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: All kids need plan

Parents are regularly faced with planning for their kids whether impaired or not.
In the case of a down syndrome child, there are a variety of resources available that look at survivor planning. The arc (formerly called association for retarded citizens) in my area counsels parents with this & similar needs. Many states also provide planning help & assistance. Check with your dr school for refer.

In brief: All kids need plan

Parents are regularly faced with planning for their kids whether impaired or not.
In the case of a down syndrome child, there are a variety of resources available that look at survivor planning. The arc (formerly called association for retarded citizens) in my area counsels parents with this & similar needs. Many states also provide planning help & assistance. Check with your dr school for refer.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Health insurance

First issue is who will be availble to provid every day care.
Medical care will be covered by Medicaide, medicare or private insurance. Since the child will probably qualify for SSI disability, Medicare and medicaide will be available for coverage.

In brief: Health insurance

First issue is who will be availble to provid every day care.
Medical care will be covered by Medicaide, medicare or private insurance. Since the child will probably qualify for SSI disability, Medicare and medicaide will be available for coverage.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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