Medical Assistance - Medicaid

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

  1. Eligibility & Programs
  2. Apply for Medicaid

Eligibility

The local Social Service agency in the county where you live determines eligibility, by application.

Medicaid Programs

Medicaid is divided into three basic programs:

  • Aged, Blind and Disabled
  • Families and Children
  • Long-Term Care

Differences from Medicare

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.