How to Enroll
Living without health insurance is a risk no one should have to take. The good news is that help for the uninsured is on the way. Although the new coverage options included in the health reform law will not be available until 2014, some help is available now. If you are one of the 50 million Americans who are uninsured, or if you are looking for health coverage for an uninsured friend, loved one, or colleague, find out what resources are available in your state by visiting these web sites or by calling their help lines:
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Visit Healthcare.gov to explore coverage options in your state and to find out which private insurance plans, public programs, and community services are available to you.
If you have a pre-existing condition, you may qualify for health coverage in a PCIP with no waiting periods or exclusions for pre-existing conditions. Check out the link below, or call 1-866-717-5826: (TTY: 1-866-561-1604).
Obtain information about Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, both of which offer affordable coverage for children in low-income families. Even if you have been turned down in the past, you may be able to get health coverage for your child now. Learn more about health coverage programs in your state by calling 1-877-Kids-Now (1-877-543-7669).
Sponsored by Young Invincibles:
If you're under the age of 26, click on the link below to download the Young Invincibles' toolkit for your state, and to find out how to get covered.
Sponsored by the Foundation for Health Coverage Education:
The Foundation website has information about private and public health coverage options in every state. It also offers help over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-234-1317.