Medicaid

Learn about Medicaid, low cost or free healthcare for people with low incomes.

Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) names vary state by state.

What help is available?

Medicaid is a joint state and federal health coverage program that provides free or low-cost medical benefits to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Am I Eligible?

Check with your state’s Medicaid office to see if you are eligible for benefits. In general, it depends on at least one or a combination of 

  • Age
  • Income level
  • Number of people in your family
  • If you are pregnant or have a disability 

How Do I Apply?

There are two ways for you to apply:

How do I complain?

Learn how to file a complaint.

What Help is Available for Children?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers medical and dental care for uninsured children and teens up to age 19 for families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid.

Is my child eligible for CHIP?

Eligibility rules vary from state to state and in most cases depend on income.

How do I apply?

You have two ways to apply for CHIP:

Is there anything else I need to know?

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Medicaid Complaints

If you have a problem with the services you receive through your Medicaid health insurance coverage, you can file a complaint. Medicaid programs are managed by each state, rather than the federal government. Contact your state's Medicaid program to report your problem.

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Last Updated: August 29, 2017