What is Medicaid?

Question: What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a state and federal funded program that pays for medical and long term care services for low income individuals and families, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. These individuals must meet certain income guideline and other resource requirements.

Medicaid pays for a full set of services for children, including preventive care, immunizations, screening and treatment of health conditions, doctor and hospital visits, and vision and dental care. In most cases, these services are provided at no cost to families.

With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act / Obamacare, 25 states have expanded the Medicaid program and thereby increasing eligibility among the people.


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