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Published onApril 26, 2018

Get Medicaid & CHIP anytime if eligible

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are free or low-cost health programs that cover many services, like hospitalizations, doctor visits, and prescription drugs. If you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP, your coverage can start right away, any time of year.

Published onAugust 31, 2017

Do I qualify for Medicaid?

Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people below certain income levels. Medicaid qualifications depend partly on whether your state has expanded its program.

Published onMay 11, 2017

Enroll in Medicaid & the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time

Medicaid
and the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans. If you qualify for these programs, your coverage can start right away, any time of year.

Published onMay 12, 2016

Get Medicaid & Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health insurance any time

Open Enrollment for a 2016 Marketplace health insurance plan is over. But if you qualify for

Medicaid
or the
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
, you can get health insurance any time of year, with coverage starting immediately.

Published onJuly 31, 2015

Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage

If you have a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace® and will soon have

Medicare
eligibility, it’s not too soon to start planning for your coverage to switch.

If you have a Marketplace plan now, you can keep it until your Medicare coverage starts. Then, you can cancel the Marketplace plan without penalty.

Published onJuly 24, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid: keeping us healthy for 50 years

Medicare and Medicaid celebrate 50 years on July 30th!

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into law. Medicare and Medicaid began as basic insurance programs for Americans without health insurance. Over the years they have continued to evolve, becoming the standard bearers for quality and innovation providing even more Americans with quality and affordable care.

Published onAugust 22, 2014

Help your kids start the school year strong with health coverage

Help your kids start the new school year strong by making sure they get the health coverage they need. With Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), they can get check-ups, immunizations, eye exams, and other care they need to participate in classroom and after-school activities.

Published onAugust 5, 2014

Breathe easier with Medicaid and CHIP coverage

Your kids can get the care they need for allergies, asthma, or just a common cold. And you can breathe easier knowing that coverage is just a click or phone call away.

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer free or low-cost health coverage for kids and teens up to age 19. Parents may be eligible for Medicaid too.

Published onJune 13, 2014

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

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.