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The Medicaid Coverage Gap: Everything You Need to Know

Many uninsured Americans fall into the Medicaid coverage gap due to income level and home state. Learn more about what this means and who it affects....

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Medicaid

People with low income or disabilities may be eligible to receive health insurance assistance through state Medicaid programs. Learn about these...

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What Are the New Work Requirements for Medicaid?

Starting in 2018, states were allowed to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs. The Biden administration has since put a hold on them....

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What Is an Easy Enrollment Program for Health Insurance?

Some states have created or are considering “easy enrollment” programs to connect residents with health insurance via their tax returns. A health...

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How Medicaid Takes Its Money Back After You Die

Medicaid can take back the money it spent on your health care after you die by taking funds meant for your heirs. Find out if your estate is at risk....

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The Difference Between Medicaid and Obamacare

Medicaid is health coverage for low-income Americans. Obamacare is a law that overhauled American health insurance, including an expansion of...

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Medicaid Eligibility: MAGI and Your Assets

Do you qualify for Medicaid? Understanding how the government looks at your income and assets will help you to prepare for the future. Qualifying for...

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How Florida Medicaid Share of Cost Works

Have Florida Medicaid Share of Cost? Learn to maximize its benefits without going broke. Use it incorrectly and you'll pay more on coverage. If...

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Can an Irrevocable Trust Protect Your Assets From Medicaid?

Many people turn to an irrevocable trust to protect their assets from Medicaid. There are definite pros and cons to this Medicaid planning approach....

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How the Federal Government Funds Medicaid

The federal government pays $1 for every dollar a state pays for Medicaid, sometimes more. Understanding how this works is key for Medicaid reform....

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The Medicaid Look Back Period Can Delay Nursing Home Care

If you need nursing home care, Medicaid will look back to see if you had any gifts, transfers, or sales under fair market value over the past 5...

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Types and Purposes of Medicaid Waivers

A Medicaid waiver allows states to deliver Medicaid programs that differ from standard federal program requirements. Learn more about them. Medicaid...

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When States Fail to Uphold the Medicaid EPSDT Mandate

The EPSDT mandate requires states provide preventive services to children on Medicaid. What happens when the states fall short on that promise? When...

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Lifetime Limits on Health Care: Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Plans

Five states are looking to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage. Will the federal government approve their 1115 waivers? Will you be affected?...

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Medicare Pays More for Drugs Than Medicaid or the VA

Medications costs keep going up and seniors literally pay the price. Can the government help cut drug costs for Medicare like it did for Medicaid? it...

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Protecting Your Assets When Your Spouse Goes on Medicaid

What happens when a spouse moves to a nursing home? If they go on Medicaid, it could affect how much you can retain in assets. Start Medicaid...

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Understanding The Difference Between Medicaid and CHIP

Medicaid and CHIP offer health care to low-income children. Learn the differences between the programs and find out if your child may be eligible....

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How Changes to Public Charge Will Affect Medicaid

The public charge rule determines who is allowed entry into the U.S. and who can apply for a green card. If you use Medicaid, you could be affected....

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An Overview of Medicaid Eligibility and Benefits

State Medicaid programs provide health insurance assistance for people with low income or disabilities. Learn about the benefits and eligibility....

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