Chapter 1 – Private Coverage

Private health insurance, including employer-based insurance, insurance sold on the ACA marketplaces, and other forms of individual insurance.

Chapter 2 – Medicare

The federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and for other adults who qualify due to having a permanent disability or end-stage renal disease.

Chapter 3 – Medicaid and CHIP

State-federal partnerships that provide health coverage for people with low incomes, children, pregnant women, parents of dependent children and disabled individuals.


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