Medicaid provides health care for low income people. This government program is administered by states, according to federal requirements. Mandatory benefits include services like inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, laboratory and x-ray services, and home health services, among others. States establish and administer their own Medicaid programs and determine the type, amount, duration, and scope of services within broad federal guidelines. Optional benefits include services like prescription drugs, case management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government. Federal law requires states to provide certain “mandatory” benefits and allows states the choice of covering other “optional” benefits.
Medicaidoffice.us was created to help US Citizens find their local Medicaid and Social Service offices and provide general information about social service benefits. Other low income benefit programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamps helps low-income families buy food. While Welfare program (TANF) give assistance to those who have little or no income.
How To Apply For Medicaid
There are 2 ways to apply for medicaid
- Apply through your state Medicaid agency. You can apply directly through your state Medicaid agency website or visit your local medicaid office.
- Apply for medicaid through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Just visit healthcare.gov and fill out an application for your state benefits.
Find Your State Medicaid – Food Stamp Office Location
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