Understanding Medicaid

Medicaid is a federal health insurance program that was developed to help individuals in specific populations and eligibility groups pay for healthcare, including:

  • individuals with low income
  • individuals with limited resources and assets
  • individuals with disabilities
  • blind individuals
  • aging individuals

What Are the Basic Qualifications for Medicaid?

Programs and eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Medicaid.gov and Healthcare.gov can help you learn more about whether or not you are eligible to receive healthcare coverage through Medicaid.

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