Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs


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Medicaid is a federal program run by the states that covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly; in families with low income and limited resources. This benefit may be available for military family members who have special needs and require medical care. What's more, Medicaid may provide eligible military families with benefits beyond those available through TRICARE, although it will be necessary for you to reapply if you move to another state.

Who is eligible for Medicaid?

State governments generally determine which groups their Medicaid programs will cover and the financial criteria for Medicaid eligibility. States are required to cover certain benefits and can choose to provide optional benefits through the Medicaid program. Medicaid coverage and income restrictions vary from state to state.

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