07 Aug Do you qualify for Medicaid? It depends on where you live.
As a follow up to last week’s blog about the 50th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, we wanted to share some additional resources on Medicaid.
This fact sheet explains the difference between Medicare and Medicaid: www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11306.pdf.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also created a series of fact sheets for consumers to help people understand more about Medicaid.
Medicaid is the federal health insurance program that covers people who have low-incomes and meet certain categories of eligibility. Medicaid eligibility varies by state.
Some states expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, and some did not. The fact sheets are specific to the state in which you live and are available in English and Spanish. Here are some examples:
For states who have not expanded Medicaid: www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/outreach-tools/downloads/11801_medicaidenrollanytimeflyer_family_508.pdf.
You can enroll in Medicaid at any time during the year and get coverage right away.
Nearly 70 million Americans receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid.