Does Medicaid cover diabetic supplies?


Quick Answer

Diabetic supplies may be covered under Medicaid in certain states, states the American Diabetes Association. Each state has different requirements for who may qualify for Medicaid and what Medicaid covers.

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Medicaid helps cover medical costs for low-income families and individuals. Since the Affordable Health Care Act passed, many states have overhauled their Medicaid requirements, covering more people than ever before. In most states, long-term care services such as diabetic supplies are covered, as well as hospital visits and doctor's office visits, according to the American Diabetes Association. Medicaid costs vary by state but are usually minimal.

To find out more, patients should contact their state Medicaid office or visit the Health Insurance Marketplace website. They can also call 800-318-2596, the active Health Insurance Marketplace number as of March 2015.

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