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Medicaid is a free public health insurance program. It is not Welfare.

Medicaid has evolved from a program providing medical assistance to the welfare population to a medical safety net for people with a disabling health condition as well as other groups. Because of the nature of our site, we describe the groups that qualify, but focus on people who qualify because of a disabling health condition.

Medicaid programs are complex. Working under Federal guidelines, each state decides who qualifies, what benefits are provided, the rate of payments to health care providers for services. Each state administers its own program. Because of the variety among the states, our discussion is general. However, we point you in the direction to learn the information you need in your state.

You can receive both Medicaid and Medicare. If you weren't working when you qualify for Medicaid, you can return to work and still keep Medicaid.

Keep in mind that if you use Medicaid and have assets when you die (we're all going to die someday), Medicaid has a mandate to try to recover what it spent from your estate.  States vary about how aggressive each one is in seeking recovery.

NOTE: Before taking an action, check the facts in your state.

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