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I don't have insurance right now.I deliver pizzas fulltime and attend college at U of Michigan fulltime.Someone mentioned to me that the US Dept of Education or the US Dept of Health offer low cost health insurance and/or medical care for married college students.Does anyone know whether this is true or not?If it is true, how can I get some information?
 

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Wolverine, the only federally funded health care I know of is Medicaid for the indigent/disabled, and Medicare for senior citizens.States have a "insurance pool" that people who are considered "uninsurable" can go to for coverage. However, I have heard that it is rather expensive. Your State Insurance Commissioners office should be able to point you in the right direction should you choose to pursue this.Have you tried to get into a HMO on your own?Good luck!
 

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I think it's terrible that healthcare is so expensive in the USA. Here in Australia, we have Medicare where all hospital treament is free. Medications are subsidised as are visits to the Dr, also anyone can have a Drs visit bulk billed (free) if you go to certain clinics. The disadvanteged get even greater subsidies on medication and Drs visits. Those who choose get private insurance to cover elective hospital treament. I think everyone should have access to high quality, affordable medical treatment.
 

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To Delta - actually, no they are not too bad. Although we have just had a new tax system introduced, a Goods and Services Tax. Depending on your income, you pay a "Medicare Levy" to pay for healthcare, but it means that our economically disadvantaged get the same healthcare as anyone else. I think we are pretty lucky.
 
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