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If you want to learn more about Medicaid

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Website: www.cms.gov/MedicaidGenInfo/

Medicaid is a state-run program funded by the federal and state government. It helps people and families who have very limited incomes and resources. Medicaid pays for health care costs, such as doctor visits, hospital visits, and prescription drugs. You can find eligibility requirements and general information at the website above.

State health departments

Because each state’s Medicaid program is run by that state, income cut-offs, asset limits, and benefits vary from one state to another. In some states, it may have different names (TennCare, Medi-Cal, etc.) Contact your State Health Department for more information on requirements and how to apply.

To find your State Health Department, check your local phone book or call the US Department of Health and Human Services at this toll-free number: 1-877-696-6775. You can also find it online at www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/By-State.html.


Last Medical Review: 10/18/2013
Last Revised: 11/05/2013