If you have applied for Medicaid and been denied, you are probably saying to yourself, "If I don't qualify for Medicaid, is there any help for me?" The answer to that is a definite yes. There are options out there that can help you get medical coverage.
Medicaid Excess Income Program
This program is for those that do not meet the strict Medicaid income guidelines. If you don't qualify for Medicaid because you are over the income amount allowed, then this should definitely be your next step. In order to qualify for this program you have to be over 65, a child under 21, a parent with a child under 21 or an disabled individual.
State Low income Health Insurance Programs for Adults
Most states now offer low-income health insurance programs to individuals that don't qualify for Medicaid. The requirements will vary by state, so you will need to look into your specific states program but all have income guidelines well above Medicaids level. Depending on what state you are located it, the program may be absolutely free to you or may require a small premium each month.
If you don't qualify for Medicaid or any of the Sate run programs and can't afford regular insurance premiums, another option may health related discounts for medical treatments. There are many of these programs available but some are better than others. The best discount programs offer great discounts on doctor office visits, emergency room visits, hospital stays and even procedures, such as x-rays, blood work and any other medical procedure that may be necessary. Research is the key to finding the best discount program available