HOW TO APPLY FOR MEDICAL INSURANCE

1. Medicaid – Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

To Apply for Texas Medicaid
http://yourtexasbenefits.hhsc.texas.gov/apply/how-to-apply

2. Medicare – Generally, patients become eligible for Medicare once they turn 65 years old and have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years.  You may also qualify if you have a disability or a certain disease such as End Stage Renal Disease or Lou Gehrig’s Disease‎.

To Apply for Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/ 

3.  Healthcare Options – Healthcare options is a targeted benefit plan designed primarily for the adult indigent population. This plan targets El Paso County residents that are below 100% of the poverty level and are not receiving similar benefits through Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP or other programs.

To Apply for Healthcare options
http://www.epfirst.com/programs/el-paso-first-healthcare-options/ 

4. Obamacare – A government program that offers affordable healthcare premiums or individuals who do not qualify for other assistance such as Medicare or Medicaid and whose employer does not offer insurance.

To apply for Obamacare
https://www.healthcare.gov/