Why health insurance is important

It's really important to have health insurance!

This is especially true for someone with a disability.


  •  It can help you to get healthy and stay healthy.

  • It will pay for regular checkups and health screenings even if you're not sick. These can prevent health problems later on.

  • Many health plans have special services for people with disabilities. These may include special testing and evaluation, therapies, or support for living and working in the community.

  • It will pay for emergency care if you get sick or injured. 

We'll tell you about 2 kinds of insurance you can get: 

  1. Medicaid — Government-run insurance for people with low income or disabilities.

  2. Private insurance — Insurance you get through your employer or on your own.

It's also important to know how to get care without insurance if you ever need to.

In the next sections in the menu on the left, we'll explain more.