Many people have private health insurance through their employers. Others who are self-employed may also purchase private health insurance that covers a variety of their health-related expenses. If you are pregnant, are caring for dependents under 18, or have specific disabilities, you may qualify for Medicaid — a health insurance program that is funded by the United States federal and individual state governments. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Medicaid now covers most low-income adults as well.
Medicare is also a federally sponsored health insurance plan, but it is slightly different in that it only covers adults over 65 years of age and younger individuals with specific disabilities. Medicare will likely cover your addiction treatment, but only if you meet the age or disability requirement first.