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Medicaid and Other State Insurance

  • If you can’t afford to buy insurance on your own, you may be eligible for free or low-cost state insurance, particularly if you are a parent or are pregnant.
  • Even if you are childless, you should still check to see if you qualify, as a few states provide coverage to adults without dependent children. Some states also allow families who make too much to qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to buy coverage through these programs by paying a small premium.
  • In Mississippi, a young adult with one child earning less than $554.77 per month can qualify for Medicaid coverage. Pregnant women earning less than $2,332.54 per month generally qualify as well.
  • If you aren’t sure whether or not you are eligible, contact Health Help Mississippi at 1-877-314-3843.