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Health care

Health care

Learn about your options for health insurance and medical care.

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.

  • Explore health care options with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Information on Job Loss.
  • Learn more about COBRAto temporarily extend health coverage under your previous employer's group plan
  • Visit to explore health insurance and pricing options.

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.