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What if my ex-husband doesnít want to pay for health insurance for the children?

Unfortunately, single-parent households are most likely not to have health insurance. States have an interest and have established laws to ensure that children have adequate health care. All child support guidelines mandate that health insurance be provided for children, if affordable and attainable.

For example:

Arizona requires the court to assign either one or both of the parentís responsibility for obtaining health insurance and for paying health expenses above and beyond the level of insurance. Your state guidelines most likely do the same.