Health Insurance and Free or Low-cost Care
The following health links are designed for educational and resource purposes only. They are not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider or call the Brooklyn College Health Clinic at 718.951.5580. Note that price ranges, where listed, may be subject to change.
The Health Law Helper, created by Consumer Reports.org, is a very useful and simple guide to help with assessment and choice of health insurance options based on an individual's or family's circumstances.
Enroll UX 2014 "offers a scenario-based Design Reference Prototype and a detailed Design Specifications Manual for an online health insurance portal that will make it easier for people to understand the coverage they may be eligible for and will support their enrollment decision-making."
Kaiser's Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator illustrates premiums and government assistance under the Affordable Health Care Act.
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New York State and NYC Health Insurance Links
New York State and NYC Health Insurance Link allow you to compare the costs and benefits of selected health insurance plans. The websites also contain information on choosing an insurance plan, consumer protection, and insurance terms. The NYC link additionally takes you to health and hospitals corporation facilities, community and Department of Health centers, and other programs for mental health, dental, vision, and prescription drug assistance.
AccessNYC is a free service that identifies and screens more than 30 city, state, and federal human service benefit programs. You may use it anonymously or create an account if you wish to apply for programs online. Based on your answers, it will trigger you to investigate your eligibility for other likely benefits, such as food stamps, home energy assistance, etc.
Federal Health Insurance Links
Healthcare.gov is an online portal for finding insurance options as well as a resource for those who want to shop around for new options or to learn about benefits under new laws.
Learn about and buy health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace.