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The federal government requires at a minimum that the following services must be provided without charge if they are medically necessary:

  • Inpatient and out-patient hospital services.
  • Physician services.
  • Nursing facility services for people age 21 or older.
  • Home health care for people eligible for nursing facility services. (Home health aides.) 
  • Family planning services and supplies.
  • Clinic treatment.
  • Laboratory and x-ray services.
  • Federally-qualified health center services and any other ambulatory services offered by a federally-qualified health center that are otherwise covered under the State plan.
  • Early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services for people under age 21. .

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