I have recently applied for insurance on healthcare.gov because my Medicaid insurance ran out on January 31st 2015 because I turned 18 years old. It keeps telling me on the account I am eligible for Medicaid, but I went to the social services building myself and they denied continuing my healthcare because I
I have recently applied for insurance on healthcare.gov because my Medicaid insurance ran out on January 31st 2015 because I turned 18 years old. It keeps telling me on the account I am eligible for Medicaid, but I went to the social services building myself and they denied continuing my healthcare because I don't have any "dependents ". What do I do? I have never had a job, I'm a full time student at an early college, I don't live with any family members, and I am currently living with a friend. And no, I can't just get a job. I've applied to over 10 places, called them back, etc. The place I live at does not really hire until the summer time, and I need insurance before the special enrollment period ends. I live in North Carolina.
Here is the problem. The politicians decided that anyone who was poor enough, would have to get Medicaid. They were hoping that this would pressure the states to expand Medicaid. It worked for 31 states (including DC), but if you live in one of the 20 other states, you're SOL – your state did NOT expand medicaid. There will be no taxpayer funded welfare for you.
Worse, you can't get a subsidy, either, since according to the feds, you qualify for Medicaid.
So . . . having no money and no job, health insurance should not be at the top of your priority list. Getting a job should be. You don't actually have an insurance problem, you have an income problem. Getting a job – or three – will fix that. Applying to 10 places? Try 10 places A DAY. Make that what you do, 40 hours a week. You clearly can't afford the luxury of being an unemployed full time student. Yes, you really CAN work 40 hours a week AND be in college full time. It can be done.
It didn't say that you were eligible to get it at the social service building. It just said you were eligible to get it somewhere.
Also, some states decided not to let anyone in your situation get medicaid, so if you live in one of these states and you really want medicaid, then you might have to move to another state. In these states, you cannot insurance for free. If you live in one of these states, and you don't want to move, then you have to buy health insurance, and pay full price for it, yourself, with your own money, with no help from the government or anyone else.
You cannot buy insurance from healthcare.gov because open enrollment ended January 31. Yes, you may be eligible under special enrollment. If it is directing you to Medicaid, you are not filling it out correctly.
You can find a job in retail store or telemarketing. You can phone your state or federal insurance exchange and tell them the problem. In some states Medicaid is not available to everyone even if they are low income.
Just list yourself . You only list family members . They combine incomes and all that as if everybody's family .
Here is your problem. If you are living with a friend and Medicaid is based on household income…then you probably do not qualify…