Connecticut Medicaid

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Definitions of Medicaid Insurance in Connecticut

Medicaid in Connecticut*

"Medicaid, also known as Title XIX, can pay for health care for low income Connecticut residents who are: receiving State Supplement benefits; disabled or legally blind; 65 years old or more; a child under 21 years of age; the caretaker relative of a child under age 19; or pregnant. "

Medicaid for Low-Income Adults*

"Connecticut is the first state to receive federal approval to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (national health care reform legislation). This new Medicaid coverage is replacing the State-Administered General Assistance (SAGA) medical program. Medicaid for Low-Income Adults (MLIA) is open to Connecticut residents aged 19 through 64, who do not receive federal Supplemental Security Income or Medicare and who are not pregnant."
**source for both paragraphs above: State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, Hartford, CT 06106-5033

Children's Medicaid and Medical Assistance Programs in Connecticut

See the section on this page Health Programs for Children: CHIP: Connecticut

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Medicaid in Connecticut: How It Works; An Introduction to Connecticut Medicaid; What is Connecticut Medicaid?

  • brochure:
    Facts About Medicaid...(Title 19)a medical assistance program

    source:State of Connecticut Department of Social Services
    languages: English
    2 pgs; from the brochure:
    "...Medicaid pays for many medical services, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, laboratory services, home health care, nursing home care, transportation necessary to receive medical care and various other services. Some services may need prior approval from the Department...."
    • also from State of Connecticut Department of Social Services:
      web page:
      Health Care
      languages: English
      from the web page:
      "...Access to quality health care is important to the state of Connecticut, and needs to be available to low-income individuals and families, the elderly, people with disabilities, and people with specific medical conditions and requirements... "

  • web page:
    MEDICAID | Connecticut - Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute
    languages: English
    from the webpage:
    "...Medicaid... Medicaid is a program that provides health coverage to some low-income Connecticut residents. Medicaid covers families with children and pregnant women, medically needy individuals, the elderly, and people with disabilities, if state and federal guidelines are met..."
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Connecticut Medicaid Eligibility; Medicaid Income Limits


Connecticut Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for Connecticut Medicaid


Connecticut Medicaid Area Offices


Connecticut Medicaid Health Plans, HMO


Find Connecticut Medicaid Physicians, Doctors


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: CHIP: Connecticut


What is Medicaid for children in Connecticut?

What is Connecticut HUSKY?

"HUSKY is Connecticut’s health insurance plan for children and families. The HUSKY Program provides health insurance coverage for over 345,000 children and parents. HUSKY A is Connecticut’s Medicaid program for low-income families. HUSKY B is Connecticut’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for uninsured children in families with incomes over the limit for HUSKY A... HUSKY covers 1 in 4 Connecticut children"
source: Connecticut Voices for Children, New Haven CT 06510

What is CHIP?

"Originally created in 1997, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state and federal partnership that provides low-cost health insurance coverage for children in families who earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage. States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured."
source: - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services., Washington, DC

Connecticut Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


Connecticut Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


Connecticut Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health Care


Connecticut Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - Medicare Savings Program


Connecticut Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Community Waivers in Connecticut

"Medicaid waivers are a way for states to serve additional medically needy people living in the community who otherwise would not qualify for the regular Medicaid program because of income or other factors. When the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves a waiver, states can (1) set somewhat higher income limits for these groups, (2) limit the number of people who can qualify (“waiver slots”), and (3) make other adjustments to regular Medicaid rules. Waivers receive initial approval for three years and then the Department of Social Services (DSS), which administers the state’s Medicaid program, must apply to CMS for renewal every five years. States can also ask for amendments to their waivers at any time, which Connecticut has done.

Connecticut has seven Medicaid waivers in effect (2005). The first six are home and community-based services (HCBS) 1915 (c) waivers and the HUSKY A waiver is a 1915(b) general managed care and selective contracting waiver. "
*source: Connecticut General Assembly, Hartford, CT 06106
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