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    Compare the Medicaid eligibility requirements and covered services of your state of residence to another state.

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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

    national ...

    Solution Summary

    The expert compares the medicaid eligibility requirements and covered services for a state.