Insurance plans and availability vary by state. All plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace must conform to Affordable Care Act (ACA) standards, but your choice in plans, how much you’ll pay, and how you sign up depends on where you live.
Find the most affordable health insurance options available where you live with our state health insurance resources.
Statistically, one in four Americans will become disabled before reaching age 65, and health care expenses for those with disabilities can become an overwhelming burden without some form of health insurance. Many people mistakenly believe Medicare is only available to those age 65 and older but Medicare is available to those age 65 and younger who have certain types of disabilities or otherwise meet specified eligibility requirements.
Some of those who qualify include:
- People who have drawn Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for 24 months
- People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
- People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Learn more about Medicare eligibility for those with disabilities, who qualifies, and what Medicare covers, along with resources for those who need help.