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Health care

Need help figuring out insurance or medical care after a layoff?

Follow the links below for information on health care assistance and insurance options.

Health insurance

Losing employer-sponsored health insurance can be a big concern after a layoff. You have several options for continuing your health care coverage.

Health insurance programs for low-income families and individuals

  • You may qualify for Medicaid, a state-federal health insurance program for low-income people, families and children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
  • The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for regular coverage but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance.
  • Federally funded Health Centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.