What is Medicaid?
Medicaid/Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)
|Medicaid pays for health and medical care for certain groups of people who have low income. Local Departments of Social Services take applications and make eligibility decisions. The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) pays the bills. Medicaid is not an insurance, though Medicaid benefits may be provided to you through a chosen primary care physician or Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). Medicaid is only available to people who fall into certain categories and who have limited finances.|
Medicaid Eligibility Groups
|People with low income who belong to one of the groups described below may be eligible for either full or limited Medicaid benefits. |
- Pregnant women - Once eligible for Medicaid, pregnant women remain eligible throughout the pregnancy and up to 60 days after the pregnancy ends.
- Children younger than age 19.
- Pregnant women or children under 19 who are over 133% of the federal poverty level may be eligible for FAMIS.
- Children under age 21 who are in foster care or subsidized adoptions.
- Infants born to Medicaid-eligible women may remain eligible until their first birthday.
- Individuals who are 65 or older, blind or have been declared disabled by Social Security.
- Individuals residing in Long Term Care Facilities, or receiving nursing care in their homes.
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For more information regarding Medicaid, please contact Human Services at 757- 437-3200.