Health coverage with Medicaid is the perfect Father’s Day gift

Published on June 13, 2014

It’s not too late to give your father a special gift. Let the dads in your life know that health insurance is available through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Enrollment is open all year round. Children and teens up to 19 can qualify for free or low-cost coverage – and parents may be eligible too.
Use our screener now to find out if you may qualify for Medicaid and CHIP.
In many states, more adults than ever are eligible for Medicaid, so you can try again if you were denied Medicaid coverage in the past. Once enrolled, you can use your new Medicaid or CHIP coverage to get preventive care, doctor visits, mental health care, hospitals stays, prescription drugs, and more.

Benefits for families

Here are some ways health coverage helps families:
  • When you have coverage, it’s more likely that your eligible children will get covered too.
  • Your covered children are more likely to get the preventive services they need.
  • You’ll be better able to engage in child-focused activities – like playing outdoors and participating in school events.
So, if you know a dad who needs coverage – for himself or his family – let him know about Medicaid and CHIP. Getting health coverage for his kids is the kind of present every dad loves, and not just on Father’s Day. Enrollment is open all year long, so why wait?
Learn more about how to enroll in Medicaid and CHIP. You can also visit your state Medicaid agency’s website or call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669).