Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal: (click for entire article)
If you're having trouble affording medical care, Medicaid might be an option you haven't considered.
"A lot of people have perceptions about who is eligible and who is not that aren't quite right," says Cindy Mann, director of the federal Center for Medicaid. "It's a much broader program than people think."
Medicaid, the state and federally run health-insurance program for the poor, is getting a rehab under the Affordable Care Act, with some changes phasing in now. For many people who qualify that means free health care.