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Maintaining or getting new health insurance as a teenager becomes an adult can be a complex process. Eligibility rules for public programs can change after certain ages, and some public programs require extensive documentation of medical diagnoses to assess eligibility.

What insurance programs might be available for me?

Individuals who are qualified for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are eligible for Medicaid in the District of Columbia. Learn more about Medicaid services or about qualifying for Medicaid.

Can young adults stay on their parents' or caregivers' insurance past 18?

If an adolescent has private insurance through a parent's or caregiver's employer, he or she can stay on that insurance plan well past age 18. Learn more about new laws to help young adults stay insured as they get older.

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