Take good care of your health. You’ll feel better and your family will too!
My child does not have health insurance. What can I do?
Your child may qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in your state. Head Start and Early Head Start program staff can help you look at the options.
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My child already has Medicaid. Do I need to do anything else?
No. If you are happy with your child’s health insurance, you don’t have to do anything!
Can parents get Medicaid?
It depends on the state, but it should be easy to find out. Most states assist with health insurance for parents who make less than a certain amount of money. Even if you were told you didn't qualify before, you may now. Other adults in your family may qualify, too. Adults must be U.S. citizens or non-citizens who are lawfully present in the U.S. Your health is important. People with health insurance are more likely to have good health. And healthy children are more likely to attend school regularly!
How will I know if I am eligible for help with health insurance?
To find out if you are eligible, answer a few questions at Healthcare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or call (toll-free) 1-800-318-2596. English- and Spanish-speaking customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters in 150 languages are also available. To speak with an interpreter, say “Agent” or press “0.” Once an agent is on the line, say the name of the language you need.
I’m ready to apply for health insurance. What should I do next?
You can apply online, by phone, or by mail. Visit Healthcare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov for more information. You also can call (toll-free) 1-800-318-2596 or (TTY) 1-855-889-4325. English- and Spanish-speaking customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters in 150 languages are also available. To speak with an interpreter, say “Agent” or press “0.” Once an agent is on the line, say the name of the language you need.
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Last Updated: July 16, 2018