Health Care Insurance Coverage Resources

In New York State, insurance is provided through 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 to check their eligibility for health care programs like Medicaid and sign up for these programs if they are eligible.  The Marketplace also tells what type of financial assistance is available to applicants to help them afford health insurance purchased through the Marketplace. Click here to learn more.

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.

Family Health Plus
Family Health Plus is a public health insurance program for adults who are aged 19 to 64 available to single adults, couples without children, and parents who are residents of New York State and are United States citizens or fall under one of many immigration categories who have income too high to qualify for Medicaid.  It provides
comprehensive coverage, including prevention, primary care, hospitalization, prescriptions and other services.

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 medications free or nearly free

Resource Support for Families affected by Cancer

National Cancer Institute-U.S. National Institutes of HealthThis 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 last updated 12/17/19