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Consumer Guide: What to Do If You Cannot Afford Health Insurance

If you can’t pay for health insurance on your own, a government program may help.

How to apply for low-cost or free health insurance

There are many ways to learn more about government programs that offer low-cost or free health insurance. Use one or more of these options to ask questions, see if you might qualify, and apply:

Government health insurance programs

There are a few programs that help pay for health care.

To find other government programs, visit BenefitsCheckUp or These websites have you answer questions to help you find the right program to pay for health care costs.

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Last revised March 6, 2023