Health Insurance

Access to comprehensive, high quality health insurance is imperative for people with lupus, in order to manage the disease. This section provides information on the different insurance options that may be available to you.

The Department of Labor publishes a Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms that you may find helpful as you learn more about health insurance.

Health Insurance Options

Learn about the value of health insurance, types of health insurance and what to think about when choosing a plan


Medicare is a federal insurance program that pays for medical care for people who qualify, generally covering 80% of reasonable charges. Information on eligibility requirements, the different parts of Medicare, and how to apply can be found here.


Medicaid is a state program that assists eligible low-income individuals and families financially by sending payments directly to health care providers.