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Paying for Medical Care

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayExplore resources that can help you pay for medical bills and prescription drugs. Also, find information about local health clinics and suggestions for finding low cost dental coverage.

How Do I Get Help With My Medical Bills?

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayLearn how to find help from the government with medical bills and insurance options.

Medicaid and CHIP (Health Care for Children)

What help is available?

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides help with paying medical costs for children of families who cannot afford health insurance or don't get it through their work. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for Medicaid and CHIP

Social Security and Medicare

What help is available?

) offices help those on Social Security and Medicare find help. People over 65, people with disabilities under 65, and people with end-stage kidney disease are eligible for Medicare. Learn more about how to apply for Medicare

Medicaid for Adults

What help is available?

You may qualify for Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income from the .

Am I eligible?

Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid for adults.

How do I apply?

Each state has different application requirements for Medicaid for adults. to see if you qualify and to learn how to apply.

Health Insurance Through the Health Insurance Marketplace

What help is available?

helps you find insurance options, compare care, learn about preventive services, and more. If your employer does not offer insurance, you are self-employed, or you prefer to purchase your own insurance, you and your family can get health, dental, and vision insurance through the .

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance through the Marketplace. You may also qualify for subsidies to help pay your premiums. runs from November 1, 2018, to December 15, 2018. If you’ve experienced certain life changes, like loss of a job or childbirth, you may be eligible to make changes to your health insurance in a .

How do I apply?

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayHow you apply for a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace depends on what plan you choose. .

How do I complain or where do I call for extra help?

Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace's top questions section for additional help with finding or applying for health care. To file a complaint, call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you need more help getting or paying for medical care, try these resources:

  • Contact your state or local social services agencies to find out if you qualify for any health care programs in your area.
  • offer free or low-cost medical services including prenatal care.
  • Research institutes including the and the often list and studies that are seeking participants for research on medications and certain medical conditions.
  • Find out how you may be able to lower the cost of your prescription drugs and medical devices.
  • Charity care programs help uninsured patients who can't afford to pay their medical bills and don't qualify for government aid. The patient services department of your can help you find out if you're eligible. Reach out to the hospital before your medical service and explain your situation. If you don't qualify, the hospital may offer you a payment plan.
  • Learn about your from local and state health programs, government insurance plans, dental schools, and dental clinical trials for people with limited incomes.
  • You may qualify for to help with eye exams, surgery, prescriptions, or glasses.

If you are uninsured or underinsured and must seek emergency medical treatment:

Under the , you're guaranteed access to an emergency medical evaluation, even if you can't pay. The act requires hospitals that receive Medicare funding and that provide emergency services to evaluate anyone who comes to their emergency room and requests treatment. If the evaluation confirms that you have an emergency medical condition, including active labor, they are then required to provide stabilizing treatment for you regardless of your ability to pay.

Help with Prescription Drug Costs

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayFind government programs that can help you pay for prescription drugs.

What help is available to pay for prescription drugs?

  • State human service agencies and provide direct assistance to people in distress or with limited access to health care with assistance and referrals to other local organizations that may be able to help.

  • You or your child may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Learn more about these programs.

  • If you are eligible for Medicare, you can get help paying for your prescriptions through Medicare Part D.

Am I eligible for help with my prescription drug costs?

The requirements for each program vary by state. Your state human services agencyKết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay or your will determine your eligibility.

How do I apply for prescription drug assistance?

Your state human services agency or will be able to help you with the application process. Applications and requirements vary in states and cities.

Where do I call for extra help with prescription drug costs?

If you need additional help finding the right program for you, or you want to make a complaint about a program, contact .

Is there anything else I need to know about prescription drug costs?

  • Contact the pharmaceutical companies that make your prescription drugs or devices, and ask for any low-cost options, samples, or discounts,

  • Learn more about finding generic drugs to lower your costs.

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Last Updated: March 22, 2019

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