Medicaid is a type of government-sponsored health insurance that supports many middle and low-income people in the United States in paying their medical bills. The federal government establishes general guidelines for the programs, but each region has its own rules and mandates. Your state may require you to pay a portion of the cost of certain medical services.

You must meet state-specific requirements to qualify for Medicaid insurance coverage. These might include:

  • Your age
  • Your household income and resources
  • Whether you are pregnant, blind, or disabled
  • Whether or not you are a permanent resident of the U.S., and if not, what your citizenship status is.

You can explore more about Medicaid and CHIP programs here.