Medicaid is a government-administered program that provides free or low-cost health insurance for millions of Americans. It follows federal requirements, but is funded at both the federal and state level.

In order to receive Medicaid coverage, you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. Medicaid is designed to make insurance accessible for:

  • Low-income adults.
  • Children.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Elderly adults.
  • People with disabilities.

You can apply for Medicaid through the federal Marketplace (, or through your state’s Medicaid agency.

All Medicaid plans include benefits such as: Inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Doctor’s appointments. Labs and X-rays. Home health services.

Medicaid plans may also cover additional benefits like prescription drugs, case management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Check out this list of benefits to see what’s covered by your state’s program.

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