Where can I find affordable healthcare insurance? Are there low cost health care facilities in my area?

where can i find affordable health insurance

The U.S. Department of Human Services administers three free or low-cost health insurance programs:

The Affordable Care Insurance Marketplace  provides four basic ways to apply for health coverage through the Marketplace:.

  • Apply online.  Visit HealthCare.gov  to get started.
  • Apply by phone.  Call 1-800-318-2596 to apply for a health insurance plan and enroll over the phone. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)
  • Apply in person.  Visit a trained counselor in your community to get information and apply in person. Find help in your area at LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov .
  • Apply by mail.  Complete a paper application and mail it in.  You can download the paper application form  and instructions  from HealthCare.gov.

Medicare  insurance is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent

kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). For information about Medicare, go to http://www.medicare.gov  . On this site you can learn if you are eligible for Medicare .

Medicaid  is for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. Eligibility and benefits vary considerably from State to State. To find information about Medicaid, go tohttp://www.medicaid.gov .

State Children's Health Insurance Program  (SCHIP) provides free or low-cost insurance for children in working families, including families with individuals with a variety of immigration statuses. For more information on SCHIP and to find your State's SCHIP Web site, go to http://www.insurekidsnow.gov  .

There is also a nationwide network of community-based health care centers  that provide primary health care services at low or no cost. Go to http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/  to find a community health center near you.

Source: www.hhs.gov

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