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What are some eligibility criteria to receive Medicaid in Louisiana?

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Children, pregnant women, people with disabilities and parents who have very low income are eligible for Medicaid in Louisiana, according to HealthInsurance.org. Eligibility is determined using the federal poverty level income guidelines.

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Residents of Louisiana who receive supplemental security income from the Social Security Administration, as well as those who get financial assistance from the Office of Family Support fall within the low-income bracket and are eligible to receive Medicaid. Low-income parents of children under the age of 19 and pregnant women automatically qualify. Individuals who are disabled or have a family member who is disabled also qualify if the disability meets SSA guidelines. Other groups considered for Medicaid include those who have corrected vision no better than 20/200, as well as breast and cervical cancer patients who have no insurance and need to seek treatment, states the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

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