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You also may be eligible for cost-sharing subsidies that will reduce your costs when you get medical care. Cost sharing subsidies are available only if you buy a silver-level plan.

Medicaid Expansion: Some states, along with D.C., expanded Medicaid so more people can get health insurance coverage. You may be eligible if your yearly gross income is no more than about $15,856 for one person and $32,500  for a family of four. 

CHIP: The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides coverage for children of some families who have a low income but are not eligible for Medicaid. 

Check with DC Health Link to see if you are eligible for these programs.

Available Resources

Trained navigators and assisters can teach you about the Marketplace and guide you through enrollment. They are supposed to be fair and impartial and cannot take money from insurance companies. Trained insurance agents also can help you with your choices. Here are several ways you can get help with your insurance decisions:

  • Call Center: Call 855-532-5465 for information about your insurance options.
  • Web Site: Find information about the District of Columbia’s Marketplace at DC Health Link. You can create an account, find information about different plans, and buy insurance.
  • Other resources: Go toGet Help to find a licensed broker or an assister.
  • Consumer Assistance Programs: These programs will help you understand your rights under the new law. They can help you with problems, complaints, and appeals. D.C.’s program is run through the District of Columbia Healthcare Finance’s Office of the Ombudsman.

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