If you don't already have health coverage, the Health Insurance Marketplace  is a new way to find and buy health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.You can view and compare health insurance options online and find out if you might be eligible for financial assistance to lower your costs with one application.
The same application will let you find out if you and your family members might qualify for free or low-cost coverage available through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
You can apply four ways: online, by phone, by mail, or in person with the help of a trained assister or navigator.
Each state has a Marketplace that offers plans from private companies. You can compare your health coverage options by price, benefits, and other features.