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Affordable Health Insurance Between 50 and 65

Consider some options before you give up.

Many middle aged people can still find affordable private medical plans. Remember, most people can deduct the premiums from their taxes if they do not have access to group medical from a job. This reduces the real cost of coverage.

If the first plans you find seem to expensive, consider the advantages of health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible major medical. This gives you tax advantages, may save money on the actual premium, and is a good way for people to control health care costs.

If you get declined by a private company, check into the state or federal high risk health plan where you live. Sometimes the premiums are expensive and not everybody qualifies, but it is a way for people with pre-existing health conditions to get covered.

If you cannot afford any private options, check into your county health system. Some offer health plans with a sliding fee scale for people with low to moderate incomes.

Very low income people may qualify for Medicaid.

There are other resources too. Private and public foundations and charities provide help so low income people can get a variety of help with medical problems. Visit for a variety of these helpful resources.

I am not trying to tell anybody that it is easy to find affordable health plans for people under 65. Where you live, your own personal situation, and your health will affect the choices you will have. It is important to understand how you can access affordable health care before you need it!

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