Traditional Medicaid is a program created to provide health care
coverage to individuals with low income. Medicaid provides
assistance for medical expenses such as doctor visits, prescription
drugs, dental and vision care, family planning, mental health care,
surgeries, and hospitalizations.
Who is eligible?
Like other health care programs, eligibility and coverage are
based on the member's aid category. Members in the following
categories will be covered by Traditional Medicaid:
- Physically or mentally disabled
- Medicaid waiver program recipient
- Dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
- Members in nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for the
mentally retarded and state-operated facilities
- Members in the hospice program
- Undocumented aliens
You may be eligible for full, limited, or emergency
Medicaid coverage depending on the category under which you
qualify. When you apply for Medicaid, you will automatically be
enrolled in the program that is right for you.
How to apply
Applications for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
(SNAP, formerly known as 'Food Stamps'), and Cash Assistance are
handled by the Division of Family Resources (DFR). You can
apply for benefits on the internet or over the phone. You may
also apply in person at a local DFR office or at a Community Enrollment
To find out about the services generally covered by Traditional
Medicaid, click here.