If you are 65 and older, you have many different health insurance options. Most people 65 and older have Medicare, which is a national health insurance program. You might also purchase private insurance. Financial help is available. You can get help to apply for health insurance and financial help.
Health Insurance Options
Medicare: Most people who are 65 and older can get free Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance, which covers hospital visits. If you don't qualify for free Medicare Part A, you can purchase private insurance. Visit the NY State of Health Marketplace. Financial help is available.
Free or Low-Cost Insurance: If you have a low income, you may be eligible for help to pay for medical costs.