Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage for individuals with low income, including children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. Medicaid is designed to provide health coverage for people who are not able to afford private health insurance.

The program is jointly funded by the federal government and the states, but each state has its own rules for who is eligible and what benefits are covered. Eligibility for Medicaid is determined by income, household size, and other factors such as age, disability, pregnancy, or being the parent or caretaker of a child.

The Medicaid program covers a wide range of services including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Doctor visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Home health care
  • Hospice care
  • Long-term care services
  • Dental and vision care
  • Mental health services

In addition to these core benefits, states may also choose to cover additional benefits like transportation to medical appointments, personal care services, and non-emergency medical transportation.

It is important to note that Medicaid eligibility and benefits can vary depending on the state, so it's recommended to check with your state's Medicaid agency for more information on how to apply and what benefits are covered.

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