Medicaid is a joint federal and state program. It helps certain people afford healthcare. These include low-income individuals, children, pregnant women, parents, seniors and the disabled. Requirements for eligibility vary by state.
Each state has its own Medicaid eligibility requirements and coverage. But the federal government requires coverage of certain services including:
- Hospital services
- Nursing home and home healthcare
- X-rays and lab diagnostics
- Transportation for medical care
- Pediatrician visits