Question: My son turns 26 next year and is disabled with lyme disease and cannot work (no financial income). Currently, he is covered under my work insurance plan. What options does he have when he can no longer be on my plan.
Answer: Your son will be eligible for coverage in your state health insurance exchange on January 1, 2014, as would any legal resident of your state regardless of medical conditions. You don’t have to wait until he is 26. His income will determine whether he is eligible for Medicaid or subsidized private coverage.