What Parents and Guardians Need to Know About CHIP

Children covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) are eligible for 5 essential services. CHIP is offered 365 days a year. Eligibility is based on family size, age of children, and income. See if your family qualifies today by contacting your state Medicaid department. As of late October, it has not been funded for…

Some Immigrants are Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP

Are Immigrants Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP? Most lawful immigrants who have been in the United States for five years or more and meet residency requirements can enroll in Medicare or CHIP. Refugees, people seeking asylum, veterans and, in some states, pregnant women and children might be eligible for Medicaid and CHIP sooner. There are…

Can HealthCare.Gov Enroll someone in Medicaid?

HealthCare.Gov (or your state marketplace) can enroll you in Medicaid if you qualify and you give them the necessarily information. You can also enroll directly with your state Medicaid agency.

Does 304B Drug Pricing Lower Costs?

What is the 304B Drug Pricing Program? Drug manufacturers participating in Medicaid provide outpatient drugs to hospitals and other health care providers for discounted prices under 304B Pricing. We ask what the 304B drug pricing program is and whether it is effective. When was 304B Established? 304B started in 1990 as a Medicaid rebate program…

How to Contact Your State Medicaid Department

How to Contact Your State Medicaid Department About Medicaid or CHIP Learn about how to contact your state Medicaid department to see if you and your family qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Qualifying For Medicaid Under Medicaid Expansion and Current State Based Rules Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, single adults who make under 138%…

States Who Embraced the ACA are Having more Success

Starving the Beast and HealthCare Reform Although it won’t come as a surprise to many, it is worth noting: States who embraced the ACA’s main coverage provisions (especially Medicaid expansion) are having more success. This is to say, the states that rejected Medicaid expansion for their poorest (19 or the 20 states who rejected Medicaid expansion are…

How to Switch Medicaid When Moving

ObamaCare expanded Medicaid, but each state has a unique Medicaid program, when moving contact the state you plan to live in and arrange coverage before you move.

Medicaid Estate Recovery Facts and Myths

If you are 55 or older and receive Medicaid, the state can use estate recovery and liens to recover any and all Medicaid costs, but the practice is rare. Let’s look at the facts and myths behind Medicaid estate recovery, who it applies to, and the involvement (or non-involvement of the ACA). The gist. This…

Will Medicaid Take My Estate?

Medicaid will use estate recovery and liens to recover certain Medicaid benefits for individuals 55 or older, this only applies to Medicaid.

Is There Free Health Insurance?

Medicaid and CHIPP are free or low-cost health insurances that are offered to all adults under the poverty line in some states due to ObamaCare, but have limited eligibility in others. The fact that some states rejected expanding Medicaid means millions of hardworking low-income adults are left without coverage options.