Even healthy people need health insurance. It helps you to maintain or even improve your health and the health of your family.
Health insurance can also give you peace of mind. It will be there for you in the event of an accident or illness.
The Department of Public Health can help you apply for affordable health insurance. Counselors are available to talk with you about your options at City health centers.
- The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA is the federal health care law passed by the US Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
CHIP provides free or low-cost health insurance to Pennsylvania children.
On COMPASS, Pennsylvanians can apply for many health and human service programs.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.
- PA Department of Human Services
PA DHS administers services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens. These services include eligibility and benefits determination and management of Medical Assistance programs.
- Services for People with Disabilities
PA DHS supports programs for people with disabilities. These services focus on individualized care and benefits programs.
- Social Security
Social Security provides benefits to retired people and people who are unemployed or disabled.
- Resources for Human Development
This organization offers free help for people signing up for CHIP, Medical Assistance, and other public benefits.