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Paying for Medical Care

Explore 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?

Learn how to find help from the government with medical bills and insurance options.

Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)

What help is available?

Medicaid and CHIP help with medical bills for kids whose families can't afford health insurance or can't get it through 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/state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income.

Am I eligible?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach 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?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền helps you find insurance options, compare care, learn about preventive services, and more. If your employer does not offer insurance, you're self-employed, or you want to buy your own insurance, you can get it through the Marketplace. The offers health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family.

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance through the Marketplace. You may also qualify for subsidies to help pay your premiums. If you’ve experienced a life change like childbirth or loss of a job, you may be able to make changes to your insurance in a .

How do I apply?

How 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 more 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.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnContact research institutes like the and the They often list seeking participants for research on 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 for people with limited incomes from:

  • Local and state health programs

  • Government insurance plans

  • Dental schools

  • Dental clinical trials

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou may qualify for to help with eye exams, surgery, prescriptions, or glasses.

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

  • The guarantees you can get an emergency medical evaluation even if you can't pay. Hospitals that get Medicare funding and provide emergency services must evaluate anyone who requests treatment. If your exam confirms that you have an emergency, including labor, they must stabilize you.
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền that make your prescription drugs or devices, and ask for any low-cost options, samples, or discounts.

  • to lower your costs.

  • State social services 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.

  • Get Help Choosing the Right Program for You

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

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    Last Updated: April 13, 2021