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Health Care Alliance

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DC Health Care Alliance renewals are restarting as of July 1, 2022. See answers to Frequently Asked Questions online.

What is the DC Healthcare Alliance?
The DC Healthcare Alliance Program (“the Alliance”) is a locally-funded program designed to provide medical assistance to District residents who are not eligible for Medicaid. The Alliance program serves low-income District residents who have no other health insurance and are not eligible for either Medicaid or Medicare.
To be eligible for the DC Healthcare Alliance, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, meet financial eligibility requirements, and not have any other health or medical health coverage.
Who is eligible for DC Healthcare Alliance?
You may be eligible for DC Healthcare Alliance if you:

  1. Are twenty-one (21) and older;
  2. Are a District resident;
  3. Have income at or below 210% of the federal poverty level (“FPL”) ( see chart below) plus a 5% income disregard;
  4. Have no health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

The District covers this population with household income up to 210% of the Federal Poverty Level

Category DC Health Care Alliance Program
Threshold in FPL 210% + 5% disregard*
1 person household,  monthly $2,612
2 person household, monthly $3,533
3 person household, monthly $4,454
4 person household, monthly $5,375
5 person household, monthly $6,296
6 person household, monthly $7,217
7 person household, monthly $8,138
8 person household, monthly $9,059

Figures compiled using 2023 FPL numbers distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

* 5% income disregard is included


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