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Charitable Health Coverage

Kaiser Permanente’s Charitable Health Coverage (CHC) programs provide health care coverage to low income individuals and families who don’t have access to other public or private health coverage.

According to the government’s population survey conducted in September 2015, nearly 9 million people gained insurance in 2014 and yet, 33 million Americans, 10.4 percent of the U.S. population, still went without health insurance for the entirety of 2014. Through its CHC programs, Kaiser Permanente will continue to provide access to health care coverage and services to low-income individuals and families who have no access to other health coverage options.

Kaiser Permanente offers individuals who become CHC members:

  • Enrollment in a Kaiser Permanente Individuals and Families health plan
  • A Kaiser Permanente subsidy to help pay monthly premiums
  • Financial assistance that eliminates out of pocket costs for most covered services provided at Kaiser Permanente facilities

Kaiser Permanente’s Charitable Health Care programs: 2016

Colorado:

Colorado Bridge Program – For individuals under 35 years of age at the time of the effective date of the Kaiser Permanente plan and living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty level. Benefits include reduced rates for up to 24 months, but not beyond December 31 of the 2017 calendar year with an opportunity to renew.
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Georgia:

Bridge Program – For individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 who are actively enrolled students or participants in a training program with a participating Kaiser Permanente community partner and living in households earning under 100 percent of federal poverty level. Provides up to 2 years of health coverage but not beyond December 31, 2017.
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Mid-Atlantic States:

Community Health Access Program – For adults and their child dependents living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty level. Provides up to two years of health coverage. Call 301-816-5830 for more information.

Northwest:

Child Health Access Plus – For children between the ages of 3 and 19, and enrolled in school (K-12) living in households earning at or below 350 percent of federal poverty level. Provides fully subsidized health coverage.
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Northern California:

Child Health Program – For children under 19 living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty. Provides subsidized health coverage.
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You may also contact Member Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1-800-464-4000. TTY users call 711.

Southern California:

Child Health Program – For children under 19 living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty level. Provides subsidized health coverage.
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You may also contact Member Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 1-800-464-4000. TTY users call 711.