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, disabled, or blind
- 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 and Managed Care: Key Data, Trends, and Issues (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - PDF
- Medicaid and Rural Health (Rural Health Information Hub)
- Medicaid Benefits (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid Eligibility (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid Moving Forward (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
- Medicaid.gov (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
- Medicaid: A Primer - Key Information on the Nation's Health Coverage Program for Low-Income People (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - PDF
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Changes in inpatient payer-mix and hospitalizations following Medicaid expansion: Evidence...
- Article: Association Between Insurance and Transfer of Injured Children From Emergency...
- Article: Perioperative Spending on Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis for Children With...
- Medicaid -- see more articles