This program is available to anyone who meets income and eligibility criteria. Besides meeting the income criteria, you must also fall into one of the eligibility categories in order to qualify. Contact your state Medicaid program for more information.
Children and some pregnant women health insurance programs
Denali Kid Care is the children's health insurance program designed to provide health insurance to children, teens up to age 18, and some pregnant women.
The Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association (ACHIA) allows individual health insurance policies to be sold to people who might otherwise be considered uninsurable' because of a chronic illness. Premiums may be high, and a pre-existing condition period may apply. Contact information:
Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association
P.O. Box 1090
Great Bend, KS 67530, or
Cecil D. Bykerk
Executive Director - ACHIA
9643 Oak Circle
Omaha, NE 68124-2767
Social Security benefits for disability
If you have diabetes and are unable to work due to a diabetes-related disability, you may be entitled to SSDI benefits. To receive these benefits, you must have worked at least five of the 10 years immediately before the disability and paid FICA taxes. The disability or impairments must be expected to last for at least 12 months. 800-325-0778