Healthcare Exchange Info
Based on household income and dependents, patients may be eligible for health insurance coverage at no cost through Medicaid. Or certain individuals may be eligible for new affordable health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Financial assistance towards the cost of premiums may also be available.
Comprehensive Insurance Coverage
Patients will no longer be denied coverage because of a pre-existing health condition. Some of the essential health benefits on every plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace include:
- Preventive care and wellness services
- Physician visits
- Prescription drugs
- Hospital and emergency department care
- Laboratory services
- Chronic disease management
- Pediatric services
In some states, Medicaid has expanded existing coverage to include family income up to a maximum of 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Even if your state does not expand Medicaid, government subsidies (lower costs for coverage from government premium assistance) for insurance may be available depending on your income and other qualifications.
For additional information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit government-health-insurance.com. For additional information on HIP 2.0, visit in.gov.