Medicaid expansion & what it means for you

Medicaid expansion & what it means for you

Some states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people with household incomes below a certain level. Others haven’t.

Whether you qualify for Medicaid coverage depends partly on whether your state has expanded its program.

  • In all states: You can qualify for Medicaid based on income, household size, disability, family status, and other factors. Eligibility rules differ between states.
  • In states that have expanded Medicaid coverage: You can qualify based on your income alone. If your household income is below 133% of the federal poverty level, you qualify. (Because of the way this is calculated, it turns out to be 138% of the federal poverty level. A few states use a different income limit.) Learn more here.

 

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