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What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program providing medical assistance primarily to low-income Americans. It also is available to people under 65 if they are blind or disabled.
The purpose of Medicaid is to provide preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative health services and supplies that are essential to attain an optimum level of well-being.
How Do People Receive Medicaid Benefits?
There are two ways to receive Medicaid:
Who Is Eligible for Medicaid?
Medicaid eligibility requirements depend on financial need, low income, and low assets. In determining Medicaid eligibility, officials do not review rent, car payments, or food costs. They only review medical expenses. Medical expenses include:
Medicaid coverage varies from state to state. For specific coverage guidelines, contact your state's Department of Human Services. Generally, Medicaid benefits include:
Home Health Care
Skilled Nursing Facilities
For More Information:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
WebMD Medical Reference
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Jon Glass on 16, 2009
Last Editorial Review: 6/16/2009
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