Is it possible for me to get affordable health care coverage for myself even if I'm not making an income? - AgingCare.com

Is it possible for me to get affordable health care coverage for myself even if I'm not making an income?

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I take care of my elderly parents, mother 91 with dementia, father 86 with numerous physical problems. They need round the clock care so I do not have a job currently, my job is taking care of them. They help support me, but we all live on their social security and pensions, so there's not much. I've spent so much time these past five years thinking and worrying about their health care that I've completely neglected my own. I just realized that I haven't had a check up since I've been here (2010). I've been told I don't qualify for Obamacare because I'm currently not working. I believe I'd also be denied Medicaid because our total household income is over $2,000 a month. Does anyone here have any ideas of other avenues I can try?

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I can't recall one year in the past 30 where my health insurance didn't go up. Sadly as we age the policy rates do climb, heck I remember when I had to pay more for health insurance because I was [gasp] a woman !! Now under the ACA insurance companies cannot charge us more :)
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Cheapest plan in my area for my age group is $472.00 a month in 2016. I heard rates were increasing but that is craziness!
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Yes, it might be possible to get affordable health care without having an income. Go to https://www.healthcare.gov/ and go through the motions and see what happens. That is reason for the Affordable Care Act to help everyone to have health care.

Even though those of us who have health insurance, we also neglect our own health care. I remember one year I counted I went to doctors or health related places 70 times in one year, I was counting myself, my elderly mother, and my elderly father. It was enough already, so I cut out going to my own doctors because if I saw one more waiting room I would scream.

My question, how on earth are you mangling to do hands-on care with TWO aging parents? Both my parents are in their mid-90's and live elsewhere and even that has become quite overwhelming for me as I am a senior myself with my own age decline :P
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For Medicaid it is your income and your assets. Not the total household income. Anybody can buy the "affordable care act" policies. It is not that affordable. If you want an affordable premium, they start at about $300 a month in my area with deductibles that are about $10,000.00 a year. Nothing affordable about that especially for an unpaid family caregiver.
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