When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, more people than ever before will qualify for health insurance that fits their budget. You may be eligible for a free or low-cost plan, or a new kind of tax credit that lowers your monthly premiums right away.
Learn more about tax credits.
Different financial assistance programs will be directly linked into the Health Insurance Marketplace when enrollment starts in October 2013. In the meantime, you or your child or teen may qualify NOW for no-cost or low-cost health insurance through Medicaid and the Childrenís Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
States have different rules, but in most states, uninsured children 18 years old and younger whose family incomes are up to $46,000 per year (for a family of 4) can qualify for either Medicaid or CHIP.
In some states, family income can be even higher and children can still qualify.
Find information about Medicaid and CHIP health coverage programs in your state, or call 1-877-Kids-Now (1-877-543-7669). When you call our free and confidential hotline, youíll be directly connected to your state's programs. Staff can help you learn whether your children might qualify and help you enroll them.
Medicaid and CHIP typically cover a range of services, including:
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