What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid is health insurance that you get from the government. It’s great coverage for people who may have low income or certain health conditions. Eligibility can vary by income, household size, and citizenship status depending on your state. So, that’s who may be covered.
Now, let’s talk about what may be covered for low-income individuals, families, and children. Most plans let you pick your own primary care provider or PCP. Your Primary care provider is the main healthcare professional that takes care of you.
Medicaid plans offer a lot of help to stay healthy. Your plan may offer preventive care services as well as coverage for medications, most at little or no cost to you. Depending on your plan, coverage may also include extra care and services. If you think you might be eligible for Medicaid, and you’d like to get started, here’s what you can do.
First, learn the details about your state’s Medicaid program.It varies from state to state. Some states even call it something other than Medicaid. So find your state’s program online or visit an office in person. If you’re eligible, you can then sign up online, by phone, or in person.
Keep in mind that once you join, many states will want you to sign up again. Some states call this process “redetermination” or “recertification,” which are just big words for “re-enroll.” So, it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for instructions from your state on what you need to do to keep your coverage in place. Your health plan may also contact you when it’s time to renew your coverage.
One last thing, when you sign up, you might be asked to choose a health plan. United Healthcare Community Plan is a Medicaid health plan. It’s one of the largest, and chances are, we’re in your state. And that’s it.
Now that we’ve gone over the basics, you can do if you’d like to learn more visit Medicaid.gov to learn more about who’s covered and how to enroll in your state.