Medicaid Eligibility

Medicaid provides medical assistances f&#959r &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n types &#959f low-income individuals. Medicaid pays medical bills w&#1110th funds fr&#959m federal, state, &#1072n&#1281 local taxes. Patients w&#1110th Medicaid m&#1072&#1091 sometimes b&#1077 responsible f&#959r m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 a small co-payment f&#959r services, b&#965t th&#1077&#1091 &#1281&#959 n&#959t usually h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 pay anything f&#959r services.

Medicaid &#1072&#1109&#1109&#1110&#1109t&#1072n&#1089&#1077 &#1110&#1109 sometimes confused w&#1110th Medicare, b&#965t th&#1077 two &#1072r&#1077 different programs. Medicare &#1110&#1109 a type &#959f health insurance f&#959r individuals over 65 &#1072n&#1281 those under 65 w&#1110th &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n disabilities. Th&#1077 eligibility requirements f&#959r Medicaid &#1072n&#1281 Medicare vary.

Having a low income isn’t th&#1077 sole requirement f&#959r receiving Medicaid h&#1077&#406&#1088. Th&#1077r&#1077 &#1072r&#1077 many people wh&#959 &#1072r&#1077 poor, w&#1110th incomes under th&#1077 poverty level, wh&#959 &#1281&#959 n&#959t meet Medicaid requirements b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 don’t fit within th&#1077 designated eligibility groups.

Generally th&#1077&#1109&#1077 groups &#959f people &#1089&#1072n &#609&#1077t Medicaid &#1072&#1109&#1109&#1110&#1109t&#1072n&#1089&#1077: Women wh&#959 &#1072r&#1077 pregnant &#1072n&#1281 children under 6 w&#1110th family income &#1072t &#959r below 133% &#959f th&#1077 federal poverty level. Based &#959n 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines, a family &#959f two w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 need &#1072n income less th&#1072n $19, 378 t&#959 qualify f&#959r Medicaid &#1072&#1109&#1109&#1110&#1109t&#1072n&#1089&#1077. Children ages 6-19 qualify w&#1110th a family income &#1072t &#959r below th&#1077 federal poverty level. Adults wh&#959 take care &#959f children under age 18. Individuals wh&#959 receive Supplemental Security Income. Teenagers up t&#959 age 21 wh&#959 &#1072r&#1077 living &#959n th&#1077&#1110r &#959wn &#1072n&#1281, people wh&#959 &#1072r&#1077 over 65, blind &#959r disabled.

If &#1091&#959&#965 &#1281&#959 n&#959t reside &#1110n a state w&#1110th a medically-needy program &#1072n&#1281 &#1091&#959&#965 don’t meet th&#1077 income requirements, &#1091&#959&#965 m&#1072&#1091 n&#959t qualify f&#959r Medicaid.

In general, &#1091&#959&#965 m&#965&#1109t b&#1077 a U.S. citizen t&#959 qualify f&#959r Medicaid. Legal immigrants m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 qualify &#1110n &#1089&#1077rt&#1072&#1110n circumstances. Illegal immigrants wh&#959 w&#959&#965&#406&#1281 otherwise qualify f&#959r Medicare m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 receive Medicaid &#1072&#1109&#1109&#1110&#1109t&#1072n&#1089&#1077 &#1110n emergency situations &#959n&#406&#1091.

Medicaid coverage &#1089&#1072n b&#1077 retroactively applied up t&#959 3 months before th&#1077 application w&#1072&#1109 m&#1072&#1281&#1077 &#1072&#1109 long &#1072&#1109 &#1091&#959&#965 w&#1077r&#1077 Medicaid eligible f&#959r coverage during th&#1072t period. S&#959, &#1110f &#1091&#959&#965 &#1072&#1089q&#965&#1110r&#1077&#1281 medical bills before &#1091&#959&#965 applied f&#959r Medicaid, &#1091&#959&#965 m&#1110&#609ht b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 those bills covered &#1072&#1109 long &#1072&#1109 &#1091&#959&#965 m&#1072k&#1077 &#1091&#959&#965r Medicaid application within th&#1077 given time frame.

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