Social Services & Resources

Health insurance information.

Our Membership and Community Navigation teams connect members to a multitude of resources for free! Contact our team for assistance applying for benefits such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF etc. and other resources in your area.

Language accessible assistance available. 


You deserve to have the peace of mind of knowing you and your family are covered if you get sick or injured. Medicaid is low-cost or free health insurance that can help you get the care you need and protects you from large medical bills. It covers doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, mental health care, and more. If you are not eligible for Medicaid you can apply for and enroll in Marketplace health coverage. 

Make sure you have everything you need to apply.

Medicaid and Marketplace applications may request different information from state to state, so make sure you have everything you need to enroll in a health insurance plan. Here's a general checklist:


Need help enrolling?

Need help enrolling in health insurance or finding out if you’re eligible? Certified Assistance Counselors and Navigators are available throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia to help you sign up for insurance. You can also contact African Communities Together (ACT) to answer your questions and receive assistance with your Medicaid application.

Makeda Seare
(202) 870-4926


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I sign up for healthcare coverage through Medicaid or the Marketplace?
Healthcare coverage through Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act Marketplace gives you and your family peace of mind knowing that you have access to free or low-cost medical care when you need it.
What is covered under Medicaid and Marketplace insurance?
Coverage varies from state to state, but most Medicaid and Marketplace insurance plans cover healthcare services such as doctors visits, preventative care, prescriptions, mental health services, eye care, dental, and much more.
I'm unemployed. Can I still get health insurance?
Yes! Medicaid and the Marketplace are specifically designed to assist those experiencing financial hardship.
Are noncitizens eligible for coverage?
Some noncitizens are eligible for full benefits, while others may only be eligible for emergency services. However, there may be other options available for those who do not qualify for coverage under Medicaid or the Marketplace. If you find yourself ineligible, please contact us for more information about these alternative programs.
Will getting health insurance affect my immigration status? Will I be considered a "public charge"?
As of March 9, 2021, past public charge regulations are no longer in effect. Now, individuals can access healthcare assistance programs without fear of it affecting their chances of becoming a lawful permanent resident.
Can I apply for health insurance for my family?
Yes, you can! Regardless of your own citizenship status, you can apply for coverage for your family.


Need more information?

Watch the video below for more detailed information about Medicaid and Obamacare.