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What If You Don’t Have Insurance?

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Between the doctor’s appointments, medications and supplies, costs for diabetes care can pile up very quickly.  Having access to insurance is critical.  If you are not able to get affordable insurance through your employer, you still have insurance options.

  • Apply for State Subsidized Insurance – Depending on your family size and income, you could qualify for full Medicaid where all insurance costs are covered or a state subsidized plan where insurance is available with copays and/or a monthly premium. Visit http://www.floridakidcare.org/ to apply.
  • Buy Insurance through the Federal Insurance Marketplace – If you do not qualify for state subsidized insurance, you can visit the Healthcare Marketplace. To view providers and schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/connector/.  If you wish to apply for insurance on your own, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/.
  • Register as a “Self-Pay Patient” with your Clinic Provider – If you or your child do not have insurance, you can register as receive a discounted rate for the services you receive.
  • Apply for a Grant – The Healthwell Foundation provides grants for people with chronic or life threatening conditions who do not have insurance.

You may also be able to take advantage of patient support programs to assist with the cost of insulin and other diabetes supplies.

 

Updated 2/17/19

This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.