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How to Find Affordable Health Insurance in the State of Nebraska

Nebraska Affordable Health InsuranceNebraska's Department of Health and Human Services manages health insurance programs for low-income families in Nebraska.

Through Medicaid, low-income residents can apply for a variety of program that provide health insurance coverage for the elderly (65 and older), disabled, pregnant women, children, and families with children under 19. Income limits apply.

Uninsured children 18 and younger who do not qualify for Medicaid can apply for benefits through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and receive full medical benefits. This program is part of Medicaid to ensure health care coverage for more children. There are no premium or co-payment costs. Income limits apply in order to qualify.

Assistance to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD) helps those 65 or older, or those 64 and under who are blind or disabled be able to pay for medical expenses. They are eligible if they qualify for the Emergency Cash Assistance Program. An eligibility example would be an individual whose gross monthly income is $860 or less.

A similar program, Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) is available for families with children under 18. A family of four, for example, would need to have family income limited to $1,462 a month in order to qualify.

Nebraska does not administer a Medicare program. Those interested in applying for benefits for this federally-funded program by contacting the Department of Health and Human Services in Nebraska.

Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP):
www.doi.ne.gov/shiip/

Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services:
http://dhhs.ne.gov


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