According to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, people who want to find out if their Medicaid is active can check the status through their state's benefits website, or they can call their county's social services department. Generally, Medicaid insurance stays active as long as they continue to meet the requirements for their state, including income limits. Changes in income can make a person ineligible for continued Medicaid coverage.
Designed for those people who are low income, pregnant, disabled or face medical issues, Medicaid helps individuals pay for their necessary medical care. After applying for Medicaid, people usually have to wait anywhere from 30 to 90 days to find out if they're approved. The program has co-payments for some of its services, including medication and hospital stays, but this depends on the person's state.