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How can I know if I’m eligible for low-cost or free health services?

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If you need help paying for health insurance for yourself or your family, low-cost or free programs may help. Whether you are eligible can depend on:

  • Your income
  • Age
  • Location
  • Whether you have insurance
  • What kind of insurance you have

SOURCES:

Medicaid.gov.

Health Reform: Beyond the Basics: "Yearly Guidelines and Thresholds," November 2017.

CoverageforAll.org.

American Public Health Association.

InsureKidsNow.gov.

CDC.

Medicare.gov.

RX Assist.org.

NeedyMeds.org.

Patient Access Network.

Health Resources and Services Administration.

Healthfinder.gov: "Low Cost Health Care."

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Medicaid.gov.

Health Reform: Beyond the Basics: "Yearly Guidelines and Thresholds," November 2017.

CoverageforAll.org.

American Public Health Association.

InsureKidsNow.gov.

CDC.

Medicare.gov.

RX Assist.org.

NeedyMeds.org.

Patient Access Network.

Health Resources and Services Administration.

Healthfinder.gov: "Low Cost Health Care."

 

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

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