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How can people get insurance coverage?

Private insurance is offered through group plans and individual plans. For those who are eligible, the government also offers coverage through Medicare, Medicaid and Military Health Care.
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Most people under retirement age get their health insurance through their employer. Some get their insurance from a union or organization. You can also buy individual health insurance to cover you and your family. If you can’t get insurance through your work and can’t afford to buy it yourself, you may qualify for coverage under federal or state plans that offer insurance at lower rates.

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