If you don't qualify for Medicare and you're searching for health care coverage, consider these options:
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (www.doh.wa.gov)
Provides free breast-, cervical- and colon-cancer screenings to low-income people in Washington state.
Disease and disability support groups
Groups such as the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society offer some financial and support services. Contact your local group. Look in your phone book's yellow pages or on the Internet.
Apple Health - Aged, blind or disabled (www.hca.wa.gov)
Provides health care coverage and helps pay for Medicare premiums and medical expenses for people age 65 and older, blind, or disabled and who meet income and resource requirements..
Apple Health for Workers with Disabilities (HWD) program (www.hca.wa.gov)
Helps working people with disabilities age 16 through 64 buy health care coverage.
Evergreen Health Insurance Program (www.ehip.org)
Helps you pay your insurance premiums if you have AIDS.
HIV Care - Client Services (www.doh.wa.gov)
Provides programs to help people with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) get medical and supportive care services.
Contact your local health department (www.doh.wa.gov) for help with your care.