Q) My daughter got pregnant does she qualify for Medicaid insurance has a part time job single lives at home
A) Whether or not your daughter qualifies for Medicaid insurance depends on her income and other factors, such as her immigration status. In general, pregnant women who are low-income may qualify for Medicaid. The income eligibility limits vary from state to state, but in most states, a pregnant woman with a part-time job and no other income may qualify for Medicaid.
To find out if your daughter qualifies for Medicaid, you can visit the website of your state’s Medicaid agency or call the Medicaid hotline. You can also apply for Medicaid online or by mail.
If your daughter does qualify for Medicaid, she will be able to get health insurance that covers all of her prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. Medicaid also covers many other health services, such as well-child visits, immunizations, and mental health care.
Having health insurance is important for pregnant women, as it can help them get the care they need to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. If your daughter is pregnant and does not have health insurance, I encourage you to help her apply for Medicaid.
States have the option to extend Medicaid coverage to pregnant women up to or over 185% and most states have done so. In addition, some states have medically needy programs, which allow pregnant women with incomes above the medically needy income threshold to spend down to eligibility if their health care expenses are sufficiently high.
Once eligibility is established, pregnant women remain eligible for Medicaid through the end of the calendar month in which the 60th day after the end of the pregnancy falls, regardless of any change in family income.
Infants born to pregnant women who are receiving Medicaid for the date of delivery are automatically eligible for Medicaid (known as “deemed newborns”). Medicaid eligibility continues until the child’s first birthday and citizenship documentation is not required.
Pregnant women receive care related to the pregnancy, labor, and delivery and any complications that may occur during pregnancy, as well as perinatal care for 60 days post partum. States have the option to provide pregnant women with full Medicaid coverage, or they may elect to limit coverage to certain pregnancy-related services. https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-population/pregnant-women/pregnant-women.html