Maryland Medicaid

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Definitions of Medicaid in Maryland

Medicaid in Maryland*

"Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care. Medicaid provides three types of critical health protection:

  • Health insurance for low-income families, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities;
  • Long-term care for older Americans and individuals
  • Supplemental coverage for low-income Medicare beneficiaries (e.g., payment of Medicare premiums, deductibles, and cost sharing)."

*source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , Baltimore, MD 21201

Children's Medicaid in Maryland

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

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

  • Medicaid brochure or publication:
    Maryland Medicaid at a Glance

    source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    2 pages; languages: English
    from the webpage:
    "...Like other states, Maryland receives federal financial assistance for coverage of Medicaid eligibles through matching federal payments. The proportion of federal payments is based on the state’s per capita income. Maryland’s matching rate is 50% for most services..."
    • also from Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
      web page:
      Medicaid/Medical Assistance Overview
      languages: English
      from the web page:
      "Medicaid covers persons who fall into certain “categories” such as low- income families, children, pregnant women, women with breast or cervical cancer, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. People who receive money through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) automatically receive Medicaid. In addition, persons may qualify for Medicaid because of high medical expenses (commonly hospital or nursing home care), if they have low income and assets and are aged, blind, or disabled..."

  • web page:
    A Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Maryland: MEDICAID - Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute
    languages: English
    from the webpage:
    "...Medicaid... In Maryland you may be eligible for Medicaid if you are an infant, a child, pregnant, or a parent of a child and your family income meets the Medicaid income standards..."
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Maryland Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Maryland, Requirements


Maryland Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for Maryland Medicaid


Maryland Medicaid Offices; Medicaid HOTLINE


Maryland Medicaid Health Plans, HMO, Maryland Primary Care Physicians


Find Maryland Medicaid Physicians, Doctors


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: Maryland CHIP, SCHIP:


What is Medicaid for children in Maryland?

Children's Medicaid and CHIP in Maryland:

Medicaid covers persons who fall into certain “categories” such as low- income families, children, pregnant women, women with breast or cervical cancer, the elderly, and persons with disabilities....

The Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) gives full health benefits for children up to age 19, and pregnant women of any age who meet the income guidelines. MCHP enrollees obtain care from a variety of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) through the Maryland HealthChoice Program.

Those eligible for MCHP are: Children under age 19, who are not eligible for Medicaid, and whose countable income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL)... "
*source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene , Baltimore, MD 21201

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

Maryland Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


Maryland Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


Other Health Coverage Options in Maryland


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


Maryland Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Waiver for Older Adults

"The purpose of the Medicaid Waiver for Older Adults is to enable individuals who are aged 50 and over who require long-term care services to remain in a community setting even though their advanced age or disability would warrant placement in a long term care facility. The Waiver allows services that are typically covered by Medicaid only in a nursing facility, to be provided to eligible persons in their own homes or in assisted living facilities..."
*source: Maryland Department of Aging , Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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