What is Medicaid and What Does it Cover?
Medicaid is a significant part of the healthcare system in the United States. The medical care coverage program operates at the state level for low-income individuals and families with limited resources. As of 2018, there were close to 73 million people enrolled in the Medicaid benefits program. Medicaid operates at the state level, so may vary from state to state. Applicants qualify for Medicaid based on income and resources.
What Does Medicaid Cover?
Medicaid benefits offer medical coverage, including most common forms of health care. Medicaid benefits cover some of the same services covered by Medicare but also includes some services Medicare does not cover. Medicaid benefits may also cover Medicare premiums, Medicare deductibles/copayments, etc. for those who are enrolled in both programs.
Medicaid benefits also include long-term nursing home care coverage.
Some special Medicaid-funded programs may cover long-term, in-home care and the income and asset eligibility requirements for this type of care program are usually less stringent than those used to determine eligibility for regular Medicaid programs.
Florida Medicaid recipients have access to a waiver program designed to help cover the cost of long-term care in the form of assisted living.
The Medicaid eligibility requirements can seem convoluted. The application process is often confusing. Determining whether or not you are eligible for Medicaid can be tricky. And figuring out exactly what is and is not covered by Medicaid benefits can seem just as overwhelming. If you need help determining if Medicaid is an option for you or your loved one, please don’t hesitate. Get in touch with an experienced Medicaid planning attorney as soon as possible.
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