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Q: Health Insurance for my father ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Health Insurance for my father
Category: Family and Home > Seniors
Asked by: svdm-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 21 Aug 2002 10:47 PDT
Expires: 20 Sep 2002 10:47 PDT
Question ID: 57015
My father is 68 years old. I am supporting him and he has no income.
Where can I find an affordable health care plan for him. He splits his
between the following two zip codes: 10516 and 92262
I have tried to put him on my health plan and work and called other
plans and they won't accept him - they are not asking about
pre-existing conditions, but when I mention the age it becomes a

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 21 Aug 2002 10:54 PDT
Is your father enrolled in Medicare?

Clarification of Question by svdm-ga on 21 Aug 2002 11:34 PDT
My father is not a citizen. I am. I am sponsoring him. He has applied
and will no in 2 weeks if he qualifies.

Clarification of Question by svdm-ga on 21 Aug 2002 19:07 PDT
Yes, my father may be able to get on Medicare, but my understanding is
that Medicare is fairly limited so I wanted to find a comprehensive
health insurance plan.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Health Insurance for my father
From: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Aug 2002 11:53 PDT
Under some circumstances, noncitizens can qualify for Medicaid:

"ALIENS: Many noncitizens (aliens) are eligible for Medicaid or
state-funded programs which provide the same scope of medical care. 
Questions and applications for this population should be directed to
the local Community Services or Home and Community Services Office."
Subject: Re: Health Insurance for my father
From: urbanite-ga on 27 Sep 2002 12:20 PDT
You may want to try medicaid or medicare and then look for
supplemental insurance. I suggest you try calling AARP Health Care
Options and seeing
what advice they can provide. AARP is a membership association for
persons. Actually, they accept persons age 50+. While they might
be slanted towards their options, they are a respected organization
might be able to provide some valuable options or information even if
you are not a member.

AARP Healthcare Options information: 1-800-523-5800

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