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In the News (Tue 23 Apr 19)

Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care.
Even if you are not eligible for Medicaid benefits, the premiums can still be paid, in some instances, if you lose your job or have your work hours reduced.
If you receive medical services paid for by Medicaid on or after your 55th birthday, or when permanently residing in a medical institution, Medicaid may recover the amount of the cost of these services from the assets in your estate upon your death.
www.health.state.ny.us /health_care/medicaid   (1961 words)

  Medicaid: Improving Health, Saving Lives, Rev 8/17/05
Expansions of Medicaid coverage for low-income pregnant women led to an 8.5 percent reduction in infant mortality and a 7.8 percent reduction in the incidence of low birth weight.
In addition, administrative costs for Medicaid (at 6.9 percent of total costs) are about half as large as administrative costs under private health insurance (which average 13.6 percent of costs), according to estimates by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
It is important to remember, however, that Medicaid has proven to be a highly effective mechanism for providing health care coverage to low-income families and individuals and that, contrary to the impression of some policymakers, Medicaid tends to cost less than private insurance.
www.cbpp.org /7-19-05health.htm   (2787 words)

 Texas Medicaid Program
Medicaid is the State and Federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons.
The purpose of Medicaid in Texas is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.
Effective Jan. 1, 2007, all providers and other entities that receive or make annual Medicaid payments of $5 million or more must educate employees, contractors and agents about federal and state fraud and false claims laws, and the whistleblower protections available under those laws.
www.hhsc.state.tx.us /Medicaid/index.html   (314 words)

Medicaid is the single largest federal grant program to states, accounting for 40 percent of all federal grant funding given to states.
Medicaid covers 25 percent of children under age 3, 23 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 5, and 15.5 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17.
Medicaid spending is influenced by the number of individuals who enroll, the price of services, the volume of services used, and the effectiveness of cost containment strategies.
www.ncsl.org /programs/health/forum/faqmedicaid.htm   (5649 words)

  Medicaid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources.
Medicaid was created on July 30, 1965 through Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
Medicaid is also the program that provides the largest portion of federal money spent for health care on people living with HIV.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medicaid   (989 words)

 RESULTS: The Facts on Medicaid
Medicaid is the nation’s primary long-term care program, accounting for 43 percent of total long-term care spending and paying for nearly 60 percent of nursing home residents.
Medicaid spending has had a slower rate of growth than private health insurance programs — Medicaid’s annual per capita growth was 6.7 percent between 2002 and 2004, compared to 12.5 percent for private health insurance premiums.
Medicaid is the single largest payer of direct medical services for persons living with AIDS in the U.S. Medicaid provides health insurance to 55 percent of all persons living with AIDS and up to 90 percent of all children with AIDS.
www.results.org /website/article.asp?id=1559   (1367 words)

 Alabama Medicaid
Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents.
Medicaid System Transformation Grant - Agency announces TFQ Vendor
Citizenship and Identity - Requirements for Medicaid Applicants and Recipients
www.medicaid.state.al.us   (117 words)

 Medicaid - Wex   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid is a medical assitance program jointly financed by state and federal governments for low income individuals and is embodied in 42 U.S.C. §1396 et seq (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch7schXIX.html).
Today, Medicaid is a major social welfare program and is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (http://www.cms.hhs.gov/), formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration.
Neither the age of the applicant nor the fact that he or she works are restrictions to receiving Medicaid.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/medicaid.html   (315 words)

 Overview of Medicaid
However, certain Medicaid recipients must be excluded from cost sharing: pregnant women, children under age 18, hospital or nursing home patients who are expected to contribute most of their income to institutional care, and categorically needy enrollees in HMOs.
Medicaid was initially formulated as a medical care extension of Federally funded income maintenance programs for the poor, with an emphasis on dependent children and their mothers.
Medicaid's compound rate of growth for the existing program is now projected to be nine percent per year between the years 1994 and the year 2000.
www.netreach.net /~wmanning/medicaid.htm   (2877 words)

 Ohio Medicaid Basics / Understanding Ohio's Medicaid program
Medicaid was established as a federal-state program in 1965 (at the same time as Medicare) through Title XIX of the Social Security Act.
Medicaid is the largest of the federal-state partnerships for low-income Americans.
Medicaid provides federal matching funds to states for certain health care services for eligible parents, children, seniors, and people with disabilities.
www.healthpolicyohio.org /publications/medicaidbasics.html   (280 words)

 Florida Health Insurance - Florida Medicaid Reform
The Medicaid program assists the disabled, elderly, children, and women who are pregnant with their health insurance costs.
Medicaid works with doctors and hospitals across the state to provide a solid network of caregivers who accept the Medicaid insurance plan.
Medicaid believes that these numbers should continue to decrease not increase and have established programs to ensure that steps are taken for that outcome.
www.theagencyforhealthinsurance.com /florida-medicaid-reform.html   (419 words)

 Alzheimer's Disease Medicaid
Medicaid is a program that provides medical assistance to certain individuals or families with low income and/or limited available resources, regardless of age.
Medicaid is for certain individuals or families with low income and/or limited available resources, regardless of age.
If you apply for Medicaid, the Medicaid office will look at any transfers of cash or property you may have given away or sold to third parties (including family members or friends) in the previous three years of the date of your application.
www.alzinfo.org /alzheimers-resources-medicaid.asp   (1020 words)

 West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families - Family Assistance - Medicaid
Medicaid provides medical care in the community or in an institutional setting, such as a nursing home, to individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford the care.
Medicaid is administered at the federal level by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the US Department of Health and Human Services.
This Medicaid coverage pays for in-home care for those with mental retardation or a developmental disability which could be provided in a medical or psychiatric hospital or nursing home.
www.wvdhhr.org /bcf/family_assistance/medicaid.asp   (1662 words)

Medicaid is a joint federal, state and city program which provides medical assistance for persons with low incomes and limited assets.
However, if only one person needs Medicaid it is usually advantageous for that person to apply in his or her behalf alone; the spouse must refuse to contribute his/her assets or income to the applicant's medical needs.
The spouse applying for Medicaid may be required to execute an assignment of support in favor of the Medicaid agency, unless because of a mental or physical impairment he/she is unable to execute an assignment, or if to deny assistance would create an undue hardship.
www.seniorlaw.com /medicaid.htm   (2195 words)

 USATODAY.com - Welfare reform opens Medicaid to millions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid and the related Children's Health Insurance Program covered an average of 46.8 million Americans a day in 2004, up more than 13 million from when welfare reform passed in 1997.
Without the Medicaid expansion, 12% to 14% of patients' medical bills would be unpaid, instead of the current 3% to 4%, Duffee says.
Medicaid advocates hope that added coverage will prevent higher costs in the future through reduced emergency room visits and other social problems.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-01-medicaid-inside_x.htm   (1359 words)

Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law.
Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to your health care providers.
Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services.
www.cms.hhs.gov /MedicaidGenInfo   (621 words)

 MyFlorida.com - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid is the state and federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people with low incomes.
Medicaid's purpose is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.
Medicaid Managed Health Care plays an important role in AHCA's mission to champion accessible, affordable, quality health care for all Floridians through the oversight and monitoring of a variety of programs.
www.myflorida.com /myflorida/healthfamily/learn/medicaid/index.html   (294 words)

 About Us Page for the Medicaid Program
The Medicaid program is a federal and state funded program that serves needy individuals and families who meet financial and other eligibility requirements and certain other individuals who lack adequate resources to pay for medical care.
The Medicaid program also ensures access to care through enrollment of medical providers and access to transportation services to medical care providers through reimbursement to recipients and volunteer drivers.
In addition to determining medical eligibility, Medicaid Administration is responsible for ensuring that other sources of third party payment are used to cover health care costs and that health insurance premiums are paid for individuals who have access to other health insurance and when it is cost effective to do so.
www.dhhs.state.nh.us /DHHS/MEDICAIDPROGRAM/default.htm   (276 words)

 Medicaid, Division of Health Care Services   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid is an “entitlement program” created by the federal government, but administered by the state, to provide payment for medical services for low-income citizens.
Medicaid began as a program to pay for health care for poor people who were unable to work.
Families with unemployed parents may qualify, and families who lose regular Family Medicaid because a parent returns to work may continue to be covered for up to one year.
www.hss.state.ak.us /dhcs/Medicaid/default.htm   (252 words)

 DSS Medical Assistance Services: Medicaid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid furnishes medical assistance to eligible low-income families and to eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services.
Medicaid pays for: doctor visits, hospital care, labs, prescription drugs, transportation, routine shots for children, mental health and substance abuse services.
Most people receiving Medicaid are enrolled with one of the managed care plans under the Diamond State Health Plan.
www.dhss.delaware.gov /dhss/dss/medicaid.html   (357 words)

 Medicaid, DAAS
Medicaid is a joint Federal and State program that provides payment for some medical costs for certain individuals who are older, have low incomes and limited assets, or are disabled.
Medicaid is administered by the State Department of Health according to federal guidelines.
Medicaid assistance is available, without counting parents income or assets, for premature babies with a birth weight of under 1200 grams.
www.hsdaas.utah.gov /hiip_medicaid.htm   (5064 words)

Medicaid was created to be the payer of last resort for people who had no other means of receiving healthcare.
Medicaid will cover the nursing home charges, and will still allow the healthy spouse to stay at home to receive the lion’s share of the couple’s income and have assets of as high as $90,000 not counting the family home, or higher.
Medicaid is such an effective supplement to Medicare coverage that insurance agents are routinely prohibited from selling a Medigap policy to someone who has both.
www.hcvadvocate.org /hepatitis/hepc/Medicaid.html   (1750 words)

 Medicaid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Important Changes in the Medicaid Program-On July 1, 2006, a new federal law went into effect requiring proof of citizenship and identity from any Medicaid applicant or recipient claiming to be a United States citizen.
Review general information about Medicaid or download a fact sheet specifying which documents can be accepted as proof of citizenship.
Medicaid may be able to pay for intermediate nursing care in your home or in an Adult Day Health Care Center.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov /dfs/factsheets/medicaid.htm   (373 words)

 Senior Journal on Medicaid
May 26, 2006 - Medicaid beneficiaries in Idaho will be among the first in the nation to have benefits designed to meet their needs based on age and health status -- changes allowed by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today.
And, it is a loss that could be fatal, as their Medicaid coverage is yanked by their state government that is trying to keep from giving money back to the federal government.
Medicaid is a rapidly growing cost for states and the federal government that gets far less attention than the rising cost of Medicare and Social Security, but that may be changing.
www.seniorjournal.com /medicaid.htm   (4208 words)

 Medicaid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Medicaid provides payment for health care services on behalf of eligible low-income persons and individuals with limited income and high medical expenses.
Medicaid under these circumstances is limited to not more than 12 months for employment income and not more than 4 months due for support.
Medicaid recipients receive an ACCESS card, which is presented to medical providers who accept Medicaid payment for services.
www.dpw.state.pa.us /LowInc/MedAssistance/MAEligibility/003670295.htm   (426 words)

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