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Medicaid covers a broad spectrum of medical care  -- including long term "custodial" care such as in a nursing home.

Some services must be included by each state. In addition to these minimum services, there are additional benefits which a state may include. These benefits vary from state to state.

Medicaid covers prescription drugs. It can also cover private health insurance premiums.

To find out if a service is covered in your state, see: http://medicaidbenefits.kff.org/ offsite link

If the service is covered, in order for you to obtain the treatment through Medicaid, each of the following is required:

  • A doctor's prescription is required, 
  • The health care provider must participate in Medicaid. The provider cannot require that you pay any money, except possibly a small co-payment.
  • Treatment must be "medically necessary"

Location

Medicaid only provides limited coverage out-of-state.

Medicaid does not provide any coverage out of the country.

 

 

 

 

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