Medicaid coverage eligibility is different from state to state, but most states provide at least some coverage for low-income and disabled people. Starting in 2014, most adults under age 65 with individual incomes up to about $15,000 per year will qualify for Medicaid in every state.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families who earn too much to qualify for Medicare. There is a CHIP available in every state, though some states have unique names for their programs.
You can get more information on the program in your state by visiting http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/ or calling 1-877-543-7669.
Community Health Centers
Community health centers are hospitals, clinics, and health centers that provide free or low-cost care, typically using a sliding scale based on income. Anyone can use a community health center, whether you have health insurance or not.
Here are a couple of resources for finding a community health center in your area:
Each state also offers a unique selection of assistance programs, in addition to Medicaid, CHIP, and community health centers.