What is Medicaid?

Medicaid was introduced to allow access to required medical care and lessen the burden of medical costs for Americans and their families with low income and limited resources. It is a federal and state program that offers other benefits that aren’t covered by Medicare, including home care and personal care services. Every state runs programs with specific guidelines and criteria based on income, age, health condition, pregnancy, disability, and more. The programs are funded through the fluctuating state and federal budgets, which affects the Medicaid coverage provided in individual states. One of the things that Medicaid does is help people with low income to utilize and pay for personal care services while staying at their home.

There are Medicaid waivers for seniors that make receiving in-home care possible without worrying about paying caregivers or agencies. Waivers allow Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in Medicaid to render services, including personal aide and home care services, to the ones in need. However, there are certain limitations with waivers, and people may have to wait on a waiting list to receive these services and pay through Medicaid reimbursement.

History of Medicaid

How do People Qualify for Medicaid?

What is the Process to Apply for Medicaid?

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    Alabama

    Medicaid programs in Alabama is funded by the state and federal government and...

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    Alaska

    Medicaid in Alaska is a wide-ranging health care program funded by state and...

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    Arizona

    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the other name for...

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    Arkansas

    Arkansas has a wide-range of Medicaid programs for low-income individuals of...

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    California

    Medicaid in California is known as Medi-Cal that aims to provide health...

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    Colorado

    Medicaid in Colorado is called as Health First Colorado that provides health...

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    Connecticut

    Medicaid in Connecticut is called as Husky Health and those who avail Medicaid...

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    Delaware

    Medicaid in Delaware is a wide-ranging health insurance program funded by state...

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    Florida

    Medicaid in Florida is also known as the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC)...

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