Public and Subsidized Insurance Programs

For information on income guidelines for subsidized programs, go to the website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation division. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty

Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM). The AIM program offers low-cost health care coverage to middle-income pregnant women and their newborns. Call 800.433.2611 or download the information pamphlet and application form at the website. www.mrmib.ca.gov/MRMIB/AIM.html

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program. Under HIPP, your state pays private health coverage premiums for some Medicaid beneficiaries. By purchasing health coverage premiums, the program defers the cost for medical care to private health insurance carriers or private health plans.

Healthy Families Program. Healthy Families America (HFA) is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment.  It is the primary home visiting model best equipped to work with families who may have histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and/or substance abuse issues.  HFA services begin prenatally or right  after the birth of a baby and are offered voluntarily, intensively and over the long-term (3 to 5 years after the birth of the baby).

Kaiser Permanente Cares for Kids. Kaiser Permanente offers coverage for uninsured children in families with incomes between 250 and 300% of the federal poverty guidelines, and who do not qualify for government-sponsored programs. For more information call 800.255.5053 or see the website under Prospective Members, Child Health Plan. www.kaiserpermanente.org

Medicaid. Medicaid is a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for healthcare. http://www.medicaid.gov/

Medicare. Medicare is for people 65 years of age and older, and some disabled people under 65 years of age. Phone 800.633.4227. www.medicare.gov