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What do you need to know about the Medicaid program?

What do you need to know about the Medicaid program?

The Medicaid program covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for care. The program is the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans. The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance.

Who are the people who are covered by Medicaid?

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Policy and Program Topics

What are the optional benefits of the Medicaid program?

Optional benefits include services including prescription drugs, case management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

What makes you eligible for Medicaid in New Mexico?

In New Mexico, Medicaid eligibility is partially based on your household income, as well as other medical needs you may have (such as a disability or pregnancy). You must be a resident of the state to qualify for Medicaid.

Who is eligible for Medicaid in the United States?

Medicaid provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.

The Medicaid program covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for care. The program is the principal source of long-term care coverage for Americans. The vast majority of Medicaid enrollees lack access to other affordable health insurance.

Optional benefits include services including prescription drugs, case management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

How do I find out if my family is eligible for Medicaid?

Fill out an application in the Health Insurance Marketplace. When you finish the application, we’ll tell you which programs you and your family qualify for. If it looks like anyone is eligible for Medicaid and/or CHIP, we’ll let the state agency know so you can enroll.