Health Benefit Plans
Making Healthcare More Affordable
Here you will find several benefit programs that can help you and your
family gain access to affordable, high quality healthcare services. At
Columbia Basin Health Association, we are committed to providing support
for underserved communities. A member of our staff can help you enroll
in one of these programs if you are eligible.
Call 509-488-5256 to schedule an appointment with our patient benefits team.
Washington Apple Health for Kids
Apple Health for Kids is the Medicaid Managed care program for families
with income at or below 312% of the federal poverty level. Apple Health
for Kids offers eligible families, medical, dental, vision and mental
health among other benefits.
Children’s Health Program
The Children’s Health program provides free medical coverage to non-citizen
children under the age of 19 with family income at or below 210% Federal
Poverty Level (FPL) who are ineligible for Medicaid due to immigration
status. The program also offers premium based medical coverage to non-citizen
children under the age of 19 with family income over 210% FPL, but not
over 312% of FPL.
Apple Health for Adults
Because of the Affordable Care Act (sometimes referred to as “Obamacare”),
more people are able to get preventive care, like cancer screenings, treatment
for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services
they need to stay healthy.
The Affordable Care Act increased Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) eligibility
limits, bringing health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of adults
in Washington State (ages 19 up to 65) who earn up to 138 percent of the
federal poverty level. For a single person, that’s an annual income
of $16,248. (The household income limit for children’s and pregnant
women’s programs is much higher.)
Health Benefit Exchange
Key provision of the Affordable Care Act that creates a new marketplace
for each state to offer health benefits to individuals and families
The state of Washington’s version of the Affordable Care Act consist
of 10 Community Partners. Each community partner employs individuals known
as In-Person Assisters or Navigators to assist clients with enrollment
into Washington’s version of Affordable Care Act called Apple Health
Affordable Care Program
CBHA offers a discount on fee charges for most services to qualified patients
based on their family size and annual income. Supplies, pharmaceuticals/injectables
and certain procedures are not eligible for discount. Patients applying
for CBHA’s Affordable Care Program must be a registered CBHA patient
and meet income eligibility requirements.
Medicare Part D
Medicare Part D is insurance for prescription drug coverage; patients pay
a premium for the plan they choose, and get specific benefits and coverage
for medications. Patients eligible for Medicare are qualified for the
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit.
Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)
- An emergency Medicaid program for persons who do not meet the citizenship
requirements or other DSHS medical programs and are experiencing an emergent
- Must be a non-citizen that meets Medicaid eligibility requirements except
- Immigrant status is not an issue
- Applicants are not eligible for any other medical assistance program
BREAST AND CERVICAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Washington State’s Breast and Cervical Health Program (WBCHP) is
part of the “National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Program.,” the first nationwide chronic disease-prevention initiative
implemented by the Federal government.
In Washington State, women who meet the following criteria are eligible:
- Age 40 to 64 years
- Household income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty level
- Uninsured or have insurance that doesn’t cover the full cost of health
check-ups or services like mammogram or Pap test