Compare the Medicaid eligibility requirements and covered services of your state of residence to another state.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:53 am ad1c9bdddf
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Medicaid eligibility has many tiers in my state and serves many populations.
Most of these populations are considered vulnerable. A vulnerable population often has
difficulty with support and without this added insurance; they would be without food or
medical care for their small children. Medicaid also supports the disabled, blind or aged
who no longer have any means to support their medical care. They may be on Medicare
but this does not cover the entire expenses. In the event a patient is considered a
candidate for long term care, Medicaid will pay for this care as long as they are eligible.
At least one in five Americans have been in a situation where they have needed
the services of Medicaid. This accounts for over 60 million low income Americans. It is
especially important when the patient is a small infant that needs premature care, patient
with HIV/AIDS and the many elderly who have exhausted their income and have no
other way of managing their mounting hospital bills. In California, there are 25 different
ways to qualify for Medicaid. This includes five groupings of people over 65, children
pregnant women, adults with dependent children and people who are disabled
Overview of the Program
First of all, Medicaid is a free program. It is not a payment that is expected to be
paid back. It can help with Medicare premiums and deductibles. It is always based on
the person's income. If a person is on disability but can go back to work and earn some
income, Medicaid can help to pay the Medicare Part A premium. The working individual
must be under 65, disabled and able to qualify for Medicare-Aid program that pays the
premium (http://www.dhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/medicare.htm). These criteria are set by
The expert compares the medicaid eligibility requirements and covered services for a state.
Describe Medicaid, what it is, who covers and how it gets paid
Medicaid is one of the major forms of government insurance programs in the United States. Using the resources available for this unit and any other resources you may find, discuss the characteristics of the Medicaid program. Your answer should include information such as (but not limited to) the following:
? the purpose of the program
? the benefits of the program