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How to get help with medical bills

See how government programs can help with health care, prescription drugs, and immunizations.

Find help paying for medical care

Government programs can help pay for medical care. Depending on the program, you may also be eligible for help with vision and dental care. Your income, age, employment status, and qualifying health issues will determine your eligibility. These programs include:

  • Medicaid
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicare
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) / Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Learn how these programs work, find out if you are eligible, and see how to apply.

More help with medical bills after insurance

If you already receive coverage from Medicaid, Medicare, ACA Marketplace, or other insurance, additional programs may provide further support.

Get help paying for prescription drugs

Find free or low-cost vaccines

Depending on your income, age, and health insurance coverage, you or your children may be eligible for free vaccinations.

LAST UPDATED: March 28, 2024


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