College student, can't afford health insurance?

I was wondering if I have any options here. Here's the situation :
I lived with my parents until I was 18, which they both and myself had Medicade as insurance. When I moved out, I lost my Medicade, but they both still have theirs. I currently live with my best friend and his family as they lived much closer to

I was wondering if I have any options here. Here's the situation :
I lived with my parents until I was 18, which they both and myself had Medicade as insurance. When I moved out, I lost my Medicade, but they both still have theirs. I currently live with my best friend and his family as they lived much closer to the college I chose to go to. The family consists of the mother, two children 14 and 17, and another college student 18. I'm currently 19 and a full time student without a job. If I was to apply for Medicade, would the income for the application be based off just myself, or everyone I live with? I'm fairly certain if it was based off everyone I wouldn't qualify. If that was the case, what are my other options for insurance?

Best Answer:

renee: Welfare qualifications are based on the income of the entire household. In most states, however, welfare will not give benefits to able bodied adults, and many of those states consider you an adult at age 18.

Your other options would consist of getting a job with benefits or getting a part time job and buying your own insurance. In many states $270 per month would be very high for a 19 year old so you may be able to find coverage for less. You'll want to speak with an agent that works with all of the major companies in your area to see what is available and at what premium. There is no charge using an agent.

Other answer:

renee:
Medicaid isn't insurance, it's welfare. You were on child welfare. Not insurance.

Welfare benefits are based on the total household income.

Your other options are to buy the student health insurance plan through your college, or get a second (or third) job to have the extra money to buy the health insurance – or go uninsured, since the fine is way less than the cost of insurance.

npk:
If you want to know your options, APPLY for insurance through your state's exchange or by visiting an insurance broker to find out your options. Doesn't taking action make more sense than just sitting there wondering and not knowing?
StephenWeinstein:
It would be based on the income of everyone you live with. Your options are (a) move; don't live with them, (b) buy insurance and pay for it, (c) convince them to pay for it, or (d) get a job that comes with insurance.
Leicester City:
just burn that college and have party
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