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Medicaid & CHIP

Medicaid & CHIP coverage

Medicaid and the Childrenโ€™s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage to some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Some states expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people below certain income levels.
Check if you qualify based on income
Enter your household size and state, and we'll tell you if you may qualify for Medicaid or savings on a Marketplace plan.
Even if you don't qualify for Medicaid based on income, you should apply. You may qualify for your state's program, especially if you have children, are pregnant, or have a disability. You can apply for Medicaid and CHIP any time of year.

Apply for Medicaid and CHIP 2 ways

1. Fill out an application through the Marketplace

  • If it looks like anyone in your household qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP, weโ€™ll send your information to your state agency. Theyโ€™ll contact you about enrollment.
  • When you submit your Marketplace application, youโ€™ll also find out if you qualify for costย savings on a Marketplace plan. Plans may be more affordable than you think.
Create an accountย to start a Marketplace application.

2. Or, apply directly through your state Medicaid agency

Select your state below to get your Medicaid agencyโ€™s contact information.

Medicaid & CHIP basics

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