Medicaid is government health insurance that helps many low-income people in the United States to pay their medical bills. The Federal government sets up general guidelines for the program, but each state has its own rules. Your state might require you to pay a part of the cost for some medical services.
You have to meet certain requirements to get Medicaid help. These might involve
- Your age
- Whether you are pregnant, blind, or have a disability
- Your income and resources
- Whether or not you are a U.S. citizen or, if not, what your immigration status is
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Dental Care for Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid & You: Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid Benefits (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid Eligibility (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid.gov (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Population-based implementation of behavioral health detection and treatment into primary care:...
- Article: Factors associated with persistent high health care utilization in managed Medicaid.
- Article: Data Characterization of Medicaid: Legacy and New Data Formats in the...
- Medicaid -- see more articles