New York Medicaid

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About Medicaid in New York*

"Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care. Medicaid pays for a number of services, but some may not be covered for you because of your age, financial circumstances, family situation, transfer of resource requirements, or living arrangements. Some services have small co-payments. These services may be provided using your Medicaid card or through your managed care plan if you are enrolled in managed care. You will not have a co-pay if you are in a managed care plan. "
*source: ( , Washington, D.C.

New York State Children’s Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program:

"New York State has a health insurance plan for kids, called Child Health Plus. Depending on your family's income, your child may be eligible to join either Children's Medicaid or Child Health Plus . Both Children's Medicaid and Child Health Plus are available through dozens of providers throughout the state."
*source: New York State Health Department (DOH), Albany, NY 12237

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

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    Medical Assistance Program

    source:City of New York, Human Resources Administration
    languages: English
    "Most low-income families and individuals who cannot afford to pay for their medical care including pregnant women, children, persons receiving cash assistance or Social Security Income (SSI), persons who are 65 and over, the disabled and the blind, are eligible for Medicaid..."
    • also from City of New York Human Resources Administration:
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      Public Health Insurance
      languages: English
      from the web page:
      "...Plans include: Medicaid; Child Health Plus; Family Health Plus; Medicare Savings Plan (also known as Medicare Buy-In); Medicaid Buy-In Program for Working People with Disabilities; and the Family Planning Benefit Program..."
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      Medicaid Excess Income Program
      languages: English
      from the web page:
      "...The Medicaid Excess Income Program also known as the "Medicaid Spenddown Program" or the "Medicaid Surplus Income Program" offers Medicaid coverage to individuals whose net monthly income is above the Medicaid income limits and who meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements..."
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New York Medicaid Eligibility, Requirements


New York Medicaid Citizenship Requirements


Applying for New York Medicaid


New York Medicaid Offices; Medicaid HOTLINE


New York Medicaid Health Plans, Managed Care, HMO


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: CHIP: New York


New York Medicaid Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


New York State Medicaid Dental Services; Dentist


New York Medicaid Prescription Drugs; Preferred Drug List


New York Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living


New York Medicaid Waiver Programs

Medicaid Community Waivers in New York

"Medicaid home and community-based services [HCBS] are available through waiver programs to groups of individuals who would be eligible for Medicaid if institutionalized and, but for the services, would be institutionalized in a hospital or nursing facility. Under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, the federal government grants waivers of requirements that are otherwise applicable to Medicaid “state plan” services. "
*source: NY Health Access
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Report Medicaid Fraud in New York

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