Catastrophic coverage wouldn't have helped me as I had over 20 visits to specialists last year costing $40/copay each then $40/copay for prescriptions at the same time your income dries up, it just plain screws you.
For me they based medicaid and food stamps off income and previous years tax records. I also have a rental house that gives me income monthly but it's not cash in my pocket it goes to taxes, insurance and mortgage. I rent my house out and live with my gf, no kids, 29 years old.
The prescription companies have programs to give you meds ONLY IF YOU DON"T HAVE INSURANCE. It's stupid they'll give you the meds at $250/mo cost to them but not just help you pay $40 and the rest through insurance.