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Medicaid Health Coverage

Medicaid provides health coverage to people earning very low incomes. It is a state and federal program. This means that  the local and state governments run the program, but they have to be within the guidelines formulated by the federal government. This program varies from state to state. For Medicaid, the patients do not pay any part of the costs for any covered medical expenses. However, at times a small co-payment is required.

Medicaid Benefits:

States determine the scope, duration, amount and type of services they offer in their Medicaid programs but within the guidelines formulated by the federal government. The states have to cover mandatory benefits and can opt to provide other optional benefits.

  • Transportation to medical care
  • Rural health clinic services
  • Laboratory and X-Ray services
  • Home health services
  • Federally qualified health center services
  • Physician services
  • Pregnant women counselling for tobacco cessation
  • Nurse midwife services
  • Nursing facility services
  • Family planning services
  • Freestanding Birth Center services
  • Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services (EPSDT)
  • Certified Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioner services
  • Outpatient hospital services
  • Inpatient hospital services