United States citizens and residents who qualify for the Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can get free or low cost healthcare insurance, notes the HealthCare.gov website. Qualification is based on income, age, disability and household size. Residents can visit the website to find out if they qualify for free coverage.
Some people with private insurance plans may also have access to free health care insurance. The Affordable Care Act also extended subsidies for free or low cost health care to millions of people who were previously ineligible for Medicaid. After the act passed, some private insurers created plans that were free or very affordable after subsidies came into effect, as reported by CNBC.