What is health insurance?
Health insurance helps pay for services covered by your plan, like doctor’s fees, hospital bills, tests, and medicine.
There are several different ways to get health insurance. Some people buy coverage on their own. Many Texans get coverage through their job or a family member’s job. Others are covered through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. Explore the ways to get health coverage below.
Where do you get health insurance?
There are other types of health coverage, different from the typical health insurance described above. To learn more about these types of coverage, read Other Types of Health Care Coverage.
Terms to Know
Coverage/Benefits – The health care services that the health plan will pay for if you get hurt or sick. Coverage and benefits can include preventive care.
Policy – A contract between you and the insurance company. The policy tells you what’s covered and what the insurance company is required to pay.
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