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Subsidized Care and Coverage



Charitable Health Coverage

Kaiser Permanente’s Charitable Health Coverage (CHC) programs provide subsidized 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: 2018

Northern California:

Community Health Care Program –

  • In Fresno, Kings, or Madera counties: For children and young adults under 26 living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty. Provides subsidized health coverage.
  • In other counties in Northern California: 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, option 4. 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, option 4. TTY users call 711.

Colorado:

Colorado Bridge Program – For individuals under 30 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 2019 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 subsidized health coverage but not beyond December 31, 2019.

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Maryland and Virginia:

Community Health Access Program – For adults and children living in households earning at or below 300 percent of federal poverty level. Provides up to 24 months of Kaiser Permanente subsidized health coverage.  Call 301-816-5830 for more information.

Oregon:

Child Health Program Plus – For children enrolled in grades K-12 (not to exceed age 19) at a participating educational entity and living in households earning at or below 350 percent of federal poverty level. Siblings ages 3-6 are also eligible. Provides fully subsidized health coverage.

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