Hi, my husband and I are Canadian and have an American daughter. My husband works in the U.S. on a P Visa. Our medical coverage will end as of May 2015 and we will not have coverage provided through my husbands work afterwards. We are wondering if we have any options for getting insurance in the US, if we do not we would like to at least have our daughter insured as best she can considering she is an American citizen. Please let me know if you can answer or help with any of my questions.
If a child has been a citizen for more than 5 years, they may qualify for CHIP based on income. If a family member has access to the Marketplace they can join a family plan as well. In some state's the "5 year ban for new citizens is lifted" and children can get CHIP (California for example uses state money to avoid the ban). Also you should be able to find private coverage options for your child by contacting an insurer. Short term and travelers insurance is also an option outside of open enrollment.
Other options include private "child only" health plans which are sold by private insurers in most regions. If parents will travel it's important to get a multi-state plan.