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Discuss the characteristics of the Medicaid program.

â?¢Purpose of the program
â?¢Benefits of the program

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Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources.
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage or nursing home coverage to certain categories of low-asset individuals, including children, pregnant women, parents of eligible children, people with disabilities and elderly needing nursing home care.
To be eligible, you must be unemployed or meet a certain criteria of income. They take into account the amoun tof dependents you have as well. For pregnant women, Medicaid is more lenient because they aim to make sure maternal health and the health of the newborn child is protected.
The benefits are to provide the indigent population with medical care, usually with none or very little co-pay. Every state also has their own name for their Medicaid program. In AZ, it is AHCCCS, OR, Oregon Health Plan, CA, Medi-Cal, just to name a few.

You can wiki it for more detailed info if you need: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicaid

Here is what the Medicaid website describes: http://www.cms.gov/MedicaidGenInfo/

Good health is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid ...

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characteristics of the Medicaid program.

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