Voters in Utah, Nebraska, and Idaho have voted to expand Medicaid. This could result in as many as 200,000 Americans without coverage getting covered.
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…
Virginia will expand Medicaid to all adults under the Affordable Care Act now that the Virginia legislature has passed the necessary legislation. The expansion is estimated to cover up to 400,000 residents.
The Trump administration will start to allow states to implement work requirements for Medicaid. These would require able-bodied adults to work or participate in “community engagement activities” to qualify for Medicaid.
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…
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.
Voters in Maine voted to expand access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Maine was the first in the nation to settle the issue by referendum.
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…
Below we explore the different demographics on Medicaid, ask if able-bodied adults are taking advantage of Medicaid, and examine if work requirements will help.
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. TIP: This page helps you understand how you can contact your State Medicaid Agency for questions about Medicaid or CHIP. It is meant…
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…
Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced he will expand Medicaid to 300,000 Louisianans, something Bobby Jindal (R) had failed to do since other states expanded in 2014.
Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota pitched his plan to expand Medicaid to 55,000 South Dakotans under ObamaCare. He is the latest Republican governor to choose people over politics.
An effort in Utah to expand Medicaid has been rejected after Republicans in the state House of Representatives rejected a compromise proposal.
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.
Alaska is joining many states and expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare. Individuals making less than 138% FPL (roughly $20,000) will qualify for Medicaid.
When you move you qualify for special enrollment period, but if you have no income you should consider moving to a state that expanded Medicaid. Only states that expanded Medicaid will offer Medicaid to single adults with no income.
You qualify for special enrollment on the day you lose coverage. The new coverage can start as early as the day you lose coverage, but you can apply early.
Florida continues it’s battle over Medicaid expansion under the ACA. Over 800,000 Floridians could get covered, but GOP opposition remains strong as the Federal Government pushes Florida toward expansion under Governor Rick Scott.
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 (in…
Medicaid will use estate recovery and liens to recover certain Medicaid benefits for individuals 55 or older, this only applies to Medicaid.
Medicaid is different in every state and region, some regions have better coverage and networks. Typically there is no supplemental Medicaid coverage
A private insurer can’t drop you mid-treatment for any reason other than non-payment of fraud, however one could lose Medicaid mid-treatment.
If you have no income then you can get Medicaid in many states as an adult male. However some states have rejected Medicaid leaving millions of Americans with no health options.
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.