Florida Medicaid

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About Medicaid Insurance in Florida*
"Medicaid is the state and federal partnership that provides health coverage for selected categories of people with low incomes. Its purpose is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children. Medicaid is different in every state.

In Florida, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) develops and carries out policies related to the Medicaid program. "
*source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL 32308

Florida Children’s Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program:
"Florida KidCare provides low or no-cost health insurance for children from birth through age 18 whose family incomes are too low to afford health insurance coverage for their children, but whose incomes are too high to be eligible for Medicaid. Florida KidCare consists of four programs: Children’s Medicaid, MediKids, Healthy Kids, and Children’s Medical Services."
*source: The Florida Legislature, (Florida) Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1475

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

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Florida Medicaid Eligibility, Requirements; Medicaid Income Limits


Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for Medicaid

Florida Medicaid Area Offices


Medicaid Health Plans, HMO


Find Medicaid Physicians, Doctors


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


What is Medicaid for children in Florida?

What is Florida KidCare?
"Florida KidCare is the State of Florida’s high-quality, low-cost health insurance for children. The program was created through Title XXI of the Social Security Act and reauthorized in 2009. Through its four partners, including Florida Healthy Kids, the program covers children from birth through age 18:"
source: Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Tallahassee, FL 32302
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: InsureKidsNow.gov - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


Other Health Coverage Options in Florida


Florida Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Long Term Care


Florida Medicare / Medicaid Dual Eligibles - Florida Medicare Savings Program


Florida Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Community Waivers in Florida
"Home and Community-Based Services Waivers programs are the federally approved Medicaid programs authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Section 1915(c) that provide services in the home for persons who would otherwise require institutional care in a hospital, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility. "
*source: Florida Agency For Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL 32308
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Report Medicaid Fraud in Florida


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