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What is Medical Support?

Medical support is a form of child support that requires one or both parents to provide health care coverage. Current law requires that every child support order must include a provision for health care coverage.
The parent may be ordered to: 
  • provide health insurance if available through an employer;
  • pay premiums for private health care coverage;
  • reimburse a parent for all or a portion of the costs of health insurance obtained by that parent; 
  • pay additional amounts to cover a portion of ongoing medical bills or as reimbursement for uninsured medical costs; or
  • provide a specific dollar amount to be deducted for medical purposes if neither parent has health care coverage.

For Additional Information:

Medical Support

Medical Support State Contacts

NMSN Form and Instructions

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