Health Care Insurance Coverage

In New York State (NYS), insurance is provided through the NY State of Health, which is designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage. Anyone who needs health coverage can apply. Individuals, families, and small businesses can use the Marketplace to help them compare insurance options, calculate costs, and select coverage online, in-person, on the phone, or by mail. The Marketplace helps people check their eligibility for healthcare programs like Medicaid and sign up for them if they are eligible.

Dental Assistance Programs

Smiles Change Lives
This program promotes and provides access to orthodontic care for qualified youth ages 10-18 from low-income families nationwide.  

Smile New York Outreach
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease and is five times more common than asthma. Smile New York Outreach wants to wipe out childhood tooth decay, one student at a time. 

 NYS Health Insurance Resources

Child Health Plus
New York State health insurance plan for kids.

NYS Health Plan Marketplace for Individual and Small Business Health Insurance

Health Insurance Options for Children and Families with Diabetes - American Diabetes Association

Prescription Drug Cost Assistance

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles, so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place. 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 
This program helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medication free or nearly free.

Resource Support for Families Affected by Cancer

National Cancer Institute U.S. National Institutes of Health
This site provides a listing of government-sponsored programs as well as services supported by nonprofit, national organizations that provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. 

Page Updated 11/1/23