I helped my mom fill out an application for healthcare coverage through the marketplace since the deadline is coming soon, and I was sure she'd qualify for some assistance based on her income. I got back the results stating that she is actually too low income and that based on the low income, she could qualify for Medicaid but that state of Texas has decided not to offer that at this time because it's only for the disabled or pregnant women. The cheapest marketplace plan is $300/mo (which is almost half of her monthly gross income, before taxes) so that's out of the question. So the only other option is to just have no insurance because her very low income allows her to get out of paying a penalty for not being insured. I'm incredibly sad for her...I wish I could help...sorry, no question, just a sad ramble.