Medicaid

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.

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What else do I need to know about Medicaid?

•In all states, Medicaid provides coverage for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
•In some states, Medicaid has been expanded to cover all adults below a certain income level. Learn more about Medicaid expansion in your state and what it means for you.
•Medicaid programs must follow federal guidelines, but coverage and costs may be different from state to state.
•Some Medicaid programs pay for your care directly. Others use private insurance companies to provide Medicaid coverage.

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Who is eligible?

  • 65 or older
  • Young people up to 21 may be covered under Medicaid
  • Youth who have “aged out” of foster care can be covered under Medicaid until they reach age 26
  • Pregnant
  • Living with a disability
  • A parent or adult caring for a child
  • An Adult without dependent children (some states)
  • An eligible immigrant

What do I need to apply?

  • Valid ID (proof of age)
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Marital Status
  • Proof of money your family gets (Income) (Most recent check stubs, Social Security award letter, pension checks
  • Other Money your family gets (Checking Account, Stocks, bonds, 401K, trust funds, Deeds to owned property)

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