What is Medicaid?

See if you qualify for lower cost health plan.

Medicaid is health care plan that’s available if you have a low income. Sometimes pregnant women, children, older people and people with a disability also qualify for this type of health plan.

Medicaid health plans cover things like:

  • Hospital stays.
  • Doctor visits.               
  • Pregnancy care.
  • Shots for children.
  • Tests and x-rays.

Medicaid helps you get health care at a lower cost.

Medicaid is a way to get health care at a lower cost – or sometimes at no cost to you. Check with your state's Medicaid office for more information on Medicaid eligibility.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is another option for some families. CHIP gives low-cost coverage to children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

You might qualify – even if you didn’t before.

Check to see if you qualify for Medicaid under new rules that help more people get this kind of help.

You can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP at any time of year. If you qualify, your coverage can begin right away.

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Find Medicaid Plans

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For people with Medicaid and Medicare Parts A and B, we offer Dual Special Needs Plans in several states. Learn MoreOpens a new window