NC Health Choice and Medicaid Information
To qualify for a subsidy through the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has determined that your income must be greater than 100% FPL.
Click here to view the 2013 FPL chart.
If you do not qualify for a subsidy because your income is too low, you may be eligible for public health care. Please see the Davidson County Department of Social Services information by clicking here.
This is especially true for children. Children who are under age 19 may qualify for free or low cost health insurance if they are uninsured and if the family income is higher than the Medicaid limits but less than 200% of the poverty level. There is no limit on resources. The coverage is similar to that of Medicaid.
DSS states on their Web site that it is best to come to Social Services to apply because the day you come in is your “eligibility date”. You may also follow one of the links below to obtain and mail an application to Social Services; your eligibility date, however, is the date your completed and signed application is received. DSS is located at 913 Greensboro St., Lexington, NC 27292.
If you do not qualify for a subsidy because your income is lower than 100% you will be exempt from the penalty ($95 or 1% of your income for 2014). The federal government has provided a list of exemptions. Click here for a list.