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How do you check Medicaid coverage?

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Individuals can check their Medicaid coverage status by visiting the Medicaid resource page at Benefits.gov, which has a listing of state Medicaid information websites, as of 2015. States participating in Medicaid provide current information about eligibility and benefits through local administrative offices, notes Caring.com.

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Individuals who wish to find out if they qualify for Medicaid coverage can go to Healthcare.gov and answer online questions about household and income. Consumers can also check the status of Medicaid programs by state using the drop down menu located at Healthcare.gov. Although, Medicaid is a federal government program, applications are submitted through state health agencies, and each state determines program eligibility requirements for residents. In most states, basic Medicaid covers people with low-incomes and disabilities. Some states also provide Medicaid expansion coverage to adults who meet low-income requirements, and applications are accepted at state Medicaid agencies as well as the online health insurance marketplace.

Individuals seeking answers about Medicaid coverage can contact their state Medicaid agency. Medical care professionals and health plan providers are also available to answer questions about coverage, according to Healthcare.gov. Reasons to contact Medicaid agencies include doubts about coverage status, difficulty in locating doctors who accept Medicaid and a change of income status that may affect eligibility for benefits.

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