Enrolling in Quality and Affordable Healthcare Coverage

Everyone needs quality and affordable healthcare, especially people with lung cancer and chronic lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis.

Have you recently lost Medicaid coverage? If you believe you are still eligible, follow up with your Medicaid program and return your renewal form as soon as possible if you haven’t already. If you are no longer eligible for Medicaid, you may be eligible for coverage with low premiums through the Health Care Marketplace. This coverage is affordable; 4 out of 5 enrollees can find plans that cost less than $10 a month. For more information about recent changes in Medicaid coverage, please visit www.lung.org/healthcare.

Open enrollment through Healthcare.gov runs from November 1 to January 15. If you or your child are eligible for CHIP or Medicaid, or if you are getting married, having a baby, losing other insurance coverage, moving or have an income below 150% of the federal poverty level in your state, you can enroll outside of that window through a special enrollment period. Additionally, if you lose Medicaid coverage you will be able to enroll in healthcare through the Marketplace at any time through November 30, 2024. Even if you haven't found a plan that works for you before, the Inflation Reduction Act extended financial assistance to help people afford quality coverage for another three years, so it's worth checking what you may qualify for.

Enrollment Basics

Learn the key dates and details for signing up for coverage.
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Health Coverage FAQs

Get answers to common questions about shopping for coverage on Healthcare.gov.
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Buyer Beware

Short-term and other junk plans have major risks for lung health patients.
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Know Your Benefits

The Affordable Care Act had major benefits for lung disease patients.
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Key Questions for Lung Disease Patients

Review common questions lung disease patients should ask when choosing a plan.
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Key Questions for Tobacco Users

Review common question tobacco users should ask when choosing a plan.
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How to Choose the Right Health Plan for Patients with COPD

What should patients with COPD consider when choosing a health plan?
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How to Choose the Right Health Plan for Patients with Asthma

What should patients with asthma consider when choosing a health plan?
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Lo esencial sobre la inscripción abierta

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