Eligibility For Medicaid
Medicaid is a health insurance coverage program which helps over 70 million people, including people with disabilities
The federal government establishes Medicaid guidelines and the state governments administer the program. Funding for Medicaid is shared by the state and federal governments.
While Medicaid eligibility varies by state, income is typically a determining factor. In general, if you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) then you will also be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid covers basic health needs such as hospital services, physician and clinic visits, home health care, nursing facilities, laboratory and x-ray services, and transportation to medical care, among others. The cost of Medicaid coverage to the insured varies by state, as some states choose to establish “cost sharing” by charging premiums while other states do not.
Because Medicaid services are state-run, you should review your state’s Medicaid website for further information. You can find local information by selecting your state.
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