Qualifications for Patient Eligibility with Medicaid

Medicaid is a joint venture of state and federal programs whose aim is to facilitate low-income families and individuals with healthcare coverage. The patient eligibility criteria to qualify for this program is that one must be a state resident in which they receive this insurance program. The patient must be either United States resident or lawful permanent resident (non-citizen). Furthermore, some eligibility groups are limited by pregnancy, age, disability, or parenting status. In some states, Medicaid programs have expanded to cover older adults below a certain income level. Patient eligibility criteria for this program vary from state to state due to particular states’ Medicaid programs. However, specific qualification criteria for the Medicaid program are mandatory for all states to follow. The article will discuss the fundamental requirements for the eligibility of patients.