The Medicaid program helps low-income individuals with payments for health and medical care. The Department of Medical Assistance Services pays the bills to providers
The local Social Service agency in the county where you live determines eligibility, by application.
Medicaid is divided into three basic programs:
Medicaid is different from Medicare. Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older or disabled. The Social Security Administration administers the Medicare program.
You may apply for Medicaid by: