Who can get Medicaid? Discover out in case you’re eligible

Revealed on August 31, 2017

Medicaid supplies free or low-cost well being protection to some low-income folks, households and youngsters, pregnant girls, the aged, and folks with disabilities. Many states have expanded their Medicaid applications to cowl all folks under sure earnings ranges. Medicaid {qualifications} rely partly on whether or not your state has expanded its program.

Who can get Medicaid?

  • Regardless of your state, you might qualify for Medicaid based mostly in your earnings, family measurement, incapacity, household standing, and different elements. But when your state has expanded Medicaid protection, you’ll be able to qualify based mostly in your earnings alone.
  • Enter your family measurement and state. We’ll let you know who’s eligible for Medicaid, in case your state expanded and in case you qualify for Medicaid based mostly solely in your earnings.
  • In case you suppose you have got Medicaid eligibility, you’ll be able to create an account and fill out a Market utility. If it appears to be like like anybody in your family qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP, we’ll ship your data to your state company. They’re going to contact you about enrollment. You’ll be able to apply any time of yr.
  • In case you do not qualify for Medicaid, we’ll let you know in case you qualify for monetary assist to purchase a Market well being plan as a substitute. (However until you qualify to enroll with a , you may have to attend till the following Open Enrollment Interval.)

What if I’m turned down by Medicaid?

  • You might be able to purchase a personal well being plan by the Market as a substitute for the 2018 plan yr within the fall. You could qualify for financial savings based mostly in your earnings by a premium tax credit score and financial savings on out-of-pocket prices.
  • In case you do not qualify for both Market or Medicaid financial savings, you continue to have choices. Study extra right here.