Medicaid is the largest children’s health program in the country. It is also the primary source of health care for low-income families and elderly and disabled people."
MISSISSIPPI HEALTH BENEFITS (Mississippi Medicaid): Mississippi Health Benefits includes four Medicaid programs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Individuals who may qualify are: • Children up to age 19 • Low-income adults with children under age 18"
Mississippi Medicaid is a health care program that helps pay for medical services for low-income people. For those eligible for full Medicaid services, Medicaid is paid to providers of health care. Providers are doctors, hospitals and pharmacists who take Medicaid. "
"An Eligibility Guide for the Aged, Blind and Disabled Receiving SSI or Former SSI Recipients... Who is Eligible? You may qualify for SSI (Supplemental Security Income)/Medicaid, or you may be able to remain eligible for Medicaid after your SSI payments stop if you meet certain eligibility guidelines. These guidelines include persons who are..."
"Families and Children Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program..."
"...The poverty thresholds are the original version of the federal poverty measure... The poverty guidelines are the other version of the federal poverty measure.
Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.
CITIZENSHIP – Anyone who wants to receive Medicaid or CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) benefits must tell us about their citizenship and immigration status...."
To qualify for Medicaid in Mississippi: •You must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence •You must be a resident of Mississippi. •You must meet requirements for age and/or disability, income, resources and other Mississippi Medicaid eligibility requirements •You must file an application at the Medicaid Regional Office or at an Outstation Site which serves your area •You must provide requested verification within the allowed time limits ...."
"Joint Application: Medicaid & SCHIP; Yes..."
"...Although it is not required, it is always best to check with the Regional Office which serves the county in which you reside to obtain information about applying for Medicaid... "
"The toll free number for the Division of Medicaid is 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 2 1 - 2 4 0 8 . State Office contacts may be contacted through this toll free number..."
... Health insurance is a benefit every Mississippi family needs - especially for their children. But for many working families, the cost of health insurance has simply been beyond their means - until now. Through Mississippi Health Benefits, there are two health insurance options that cover children: the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid..."
INCOME SCALES FOR HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAMS EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2009 ..."
Mississippi Health Benefits includes four Medicaid programs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Individuals who may qualify are: • Children up to age 19 • Low-income adults with children under age 18 • Pregnant women..."
CHIP is designed to provide health care insurance for children in families without health insurance or with inadequate health insurance. It does not replace Medicaid; in fact, children on Medicaid are precluded from CHIP participation. A coalition of public, non-profit and private health-related organizations is committed to improving the health of Mississippi's children..."
Fifty percent of Mississippi’s children are enrolled in Medicaid...."
Individual state profiles..."
The two major federal funding sources for low-income children’s public health insurance are Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). States enjoy some flexibility in their Medicaid programs for children, but federal requirements establish minimum benefit packages and strictly limit cost-sharing. SCHIP funds allow states to increase coverage for children through expanding their Medicaid programs ..."
Parents have access to public health insurance coverage primarily through plans that target “families”, with significant variation by state in the types of plans that are available and in the eligibility criteria that parents must meet. Most family plans are funded through Medicaid, but a handful of states have waivers to use State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds to cover parents..."
"Mississippi has two programs that provide free and low-cost health care for children: If you are a family of four with income of ... or less, your child is eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Your children are eligible for Medicaid..."
Health Coverage for Mississippi’s Children..."
Basic Program Facts... Eligibility..."
For beneficiaries eligible for full Medicaid benefits, the following are covered services:..."
Medicaid benefits: Online database"
As of July 2003, 777,625 people were covered under Mississippi's Medicaid/SCHIP programs. There were 720,304 enrolled in the Medicaid program, and 57,321 in the separate SCHIP program. In state fiscal year 2002, Mississippi spent $2.8 billion to provide Medicaid services and $83.8 million to provide SCHIP In Mississippi, low-income children may be enrolled into the Medicaid program or a Separate SCHIP program based on the child’s age and their family’s income....."
"The Mississippi State Department of Health's Division of Dental Services was established to ensure optimal oral health for every citizen of Mississippi. The Division of Dental Services is responsible for the prevention and control of oral diseases through assessment, policy and program development, and assurance. ..."
"Mississippi’s Medicaid program was expanded through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to include children in the following categories: • Birth to age one from families with income up to 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL), • Ages one to six from families with income up to 133% of the FPL, and • Ages six through 18 from families with income at or below 100% of the FPL.... "
...As a Mississippi resident, you have rights under federal and state law that will protect you when you seek to buy, keep, or switch your health insurance, even if you have a serious health condition."
This guide describes your protections as a Mississippi resident....
"...hand-held guide available that outlines your state’s (Mississippi) public and private health care choices for individuals and groups in almost every demographic profile, as well as offers a reference list of phone numbers and Web sites..."
Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) is a home and community- based Medicaid waiver program. MYPAC provides an array of services for Mississippi youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). It is a program that provides alternate services to traditional Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities ..."
"Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers provide •checkups when you're well •treatment when you're sick •complete care when you're pregnant •immunizations and checkups for your children •dental care and prescription drugs for your family •mental health and substance abuse care if you need it..."
"Community, Migrant, and Homeless Health Centers are non-profit, community-directed providers that remove common barriers to care by serving communities who otherwise confront financial, geographic, language, cultural and other barriers."
If you need affordable health care, a Community Health Center may be what you're looking for... Click here to find the health center closest to your address or to see a list of health centers in your state or county/parish..."
...The Assisted Living Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. This program allows qualified individuals to reside in an Assisted Living Facility with Medicaid paying for the services received in the facility..."
What is the Elderly and Disabled Waiver? The Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver is a statewide program designed to offer assistance to qualified Medicaid beneficiaries. The program allows qualified individuals to remain in a home or community-based setting as an alternative to nursing facility care or other institutional care..."
Medicaid describes itself as a "jointly funded Federal, State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It (Medicaid) covers approximately 36 million individuals, including children, the aged, blind and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.""
These are Mississippi Nursing Homes in cities A - Z."
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