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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 200% of the federal poverty level (“FPL”) ( see chart below);
  4. Have resources (for example, a bank account) at or below $4,000 for one person and $6,000 for couple or families; and
  5. Have no health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

 The District covers this population with household incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL):

Category DC Health Care Alliance Program
Threshold in FPL 200
1 person household,  monthly $2,265
2 person household, monthly $3,051
3 person household, monthly $3,838
4 person household, monthly $4,625
5 person household, monthly $5,411
6 person household, monthly $6,198
7 person household, monthly $6,985
8 person household, monthly $7,771

*figures compiled using 2022 FPL numbers distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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