What is Medicaid?
Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
Medicaid is organized into Seven Groups that are responsible for the various components of policy development and operations for Medicaid:
- Children & Adults Health Programs Group
- Disabled & Elderly Health Programs Group
- Data & Systems Group
- Financial Management Group
- Operations Services Group
- State Demonstrations Group
- Medicaid and CHIP Operations Group
- Innovation Accelerator Program
For our discussion on AgeWell News we are focused on Disabled & Elderly Health Programs Group
The Disabled & Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG) leads the Center’s work on Medicaid coverage and care coordination for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. This includes initiatives to promote community-based care options and to enhance the availability of long-term services and supports. DEHPG also manages the Medicaid prescription drug benefit and manufacturer rebates, and oversees benefits and managed care delivery system issues across the Medicaid program, including development of the new alternative benefit plans (ABPs) associated with the Affordable Care Act.
Learn more on the Medicaid website.
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Here is a good explanation of Medicaid from the Wikipedia website:
“Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, including nursing home care and personal care services. The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as “a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care …” – READ MORE