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In the United States, a government program providing certain kinds of medical care to those who do not have or cannot afford health insurance. Medicaid is funded by the federal government, but administered by individual states. As a result, coverage varies state-by-state and is sometimes very limited. See also: Medicare.


Medicaid is a federal government program run by the individual states. It's designed to provide assistance to people who can't afford skilled or custodial healthcare.

There are strict financial standards governing who qualifies for assistance, though there is significant variation from state to state in the way the program is managed.

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The Medicaid Partnership will launch an advocacy program to educate federal policy makers on the delivery of home-based care to ensure Medicaid policies are crafted that protect -- and strengthen -- the delivery of home-based, cost-effective care.
These findings may not be generalizable to preadolescents and adolescents who are ineligible for Medicaid, the researcher notes, because poverty may increase a young woman's risk of abuse, criminal activity and early sexual initiation.
About two-thirds of overall Medicaid spending is on "optional" services, says the Kaiser Family Foundation.
For people in those states, this can work for the more than seven million "dual eligibles" who are not only on Medicare but were also on Medicaid (sometimes known by another name, such as Medical Assistance in many states, or MediCal in California)--because pharmacies can bill the states through people's Medicaid cards.
Fred Watson, president of the Georgia Nursing Home Association, said he had been encouraged by the three-month extension, but he would have liked more time and assurance that Medicaid would not be cut again next year.
Even these facts do not fully capture the insidious impact of Medicaid and similar shared-responsibility programs on state budgets.
Under the 50/50 split-transfer strategy, the prospective Medicaid applicant gifts half of his or her property during the 36-month lookback period, and retains the other half.
States can offer continued coverage to workers who lose their Medicaid eligibility because their condition has improved.
He also said he appreciated that the Medicaid Community Attendant Services Act (MiCASA-H.
Medicaid, the nation's health insurance program for the poor, is now the only public assistance program in the United States that requires beneficiaries to pay back some of their benefits.
For example, public funded medical providers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and worker's compensation are increasingly being privatized through contractual agreements between the states and health care providers (Hagglund & Frank, 1996).