Medicaid Resources

If you have questions about Medicaid enrollment, benefits, costs and more – or if you're wondering how Medicaid works together with Medicare – these helpful reviews and resources can help you better understand this national program and the benefits that may be available to you.

Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

Dual-eligible beneficiaries are people who are entitled to Medicaid benefits as well as Medicare health coverage. People with dual eligibility may be able to enroll in what's called a Dual-Eligible Medicare Special Needs Plan (D-SNP)

Depending on your unique level of eligibility, a Medicare Special Needs Plan can help cover some or nearly all of your health care costs, include Medicare deductibles, copays, coinsurance and other costs. Learn more about Medicare D-SNPs and find out if there are plans available where you live that can help cover your health care costs.

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Does Medicaid Cover Home Care?

Medicaid covers home health care in all 50 states. And while coverage is sure to vary from one state’s Medicaid program to another, below is an overview of some general information pertaining to M...
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The Role Age Plays in Medicaid Eligibility

Age may or may not play a factor in Medicaid eligibility, as there are different types of Medicaid programs, various ways to qualify and rules that differ by state. In this Medicaid eligibility gu...
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Medicaid Income Limits by State

Medicaid uses the federal poverty level (FPL) as a benchmark to determine income limits for eligibility in each state. Also known as the “poverty line,” the FPL is the amount of annual income earn...
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Does Medicaid Cover Nursing Home Care?

While Medicaid coverage can vary from state to state and each state can offer some optional benefits, there are certain Medicaid benefits that are mandatory under federal law. Nursing home coverag...
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Medicaid SLMB Program (Specified Low-income Medicare Beneficiary)

Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources may be able to enroll in a Medicare Savings Program (MSP) to help offset the cost of some of Medicare’s out-of-pocket expenses. These progr...
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Does Social Security Income Count Towards Medicaid Eligibility Limits?

Medicaid eligibility rules vary from state to state but always include a limit on income and financial assets or resources. And there are certain things that Medicaid will count or not count towar...
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What Is Medicaid Spend Down?

Medicaid eligibility is based on income and financial assets. If you make too much money or have assets valued over a certain amount, you may not qualify for Medicaid. But what if you are ineli...
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Medicare vs. Medicaid Comparison: What Are the Differences?

Given the similar names and some shared benefits, it’s understandable why so many people confuse Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs are federally regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medi...
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Comparing Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Medicaid works with Medicare in several ways, and Medicaid works particularly close with Medicare Part D. Medicare Part D is sold by private insurance companies and provides coverage for prescr...
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Does Medicaid Cover Medical Marijuana?

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has been steadily gaining momentum for years, prompting many people to wonder if it may be covered by Medicaid. But marijuana is still illegal under...
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