Medicaid is a federal and state-funded health insurance program. The Department of Health and Human Services oversees the Medicaid program, but each state determines eligible treatment services within its borders.
Those adults who meet the eligibility requirements as low-income individuals or households may receive health coverage. Children, elderly adults, adults with disabilities, and pregnant women may be covered.
Medicaid is sometimes confused with Medicare, which is another health coverage program available through the federal government. Medicare covers adults over the age of 65, some individuals with disabilities, and those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Keep reading to learn whether you qualify for Medicaid services, what health plans are available, and what is covered for drug abuse treatment.