States implement the Medicaid program, and they all have different application rules. Most states accept online applications. The Medicaid website offers links to each state's Medicaid office.
Medicaid benefits and eligibility vary among states. Consumers can find out if they qualify for Medicaid by visiting the HealthCare.gov website. Across all states, eligibility is based on factors such as income, household size, disability and family status. If a state has expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, then eligibility is based only on income and family size. Either way, a consumer can apply directly with the concerned state's Medicaid office or fill out an application at any time of the year on the Health Insurance Marketplace.