Alabama Medicaid a health program different from Medicare. It is a joint program in which cost is shared by the Federal government and the state government. It serves low income families while Medicare serves senior citizens irrespective of their income.
Alabama Medicaid has programs for children, senior citizens, pregnant women, families and disabled all those who need medical care.
- You must live in Alabama
- Citizen of US or Alabama
- You must meet the age related and income related requirements
- Medical certificate for pregnant women
Medicaid health program categorizes the eligible people in following groups
- Categorically needy
- Medically needy
- Special groups
In Alabama, there are four agencies that decide the eligibility for Alabama Medicaid.
You can contact these agencies and know about your eligibility for Medicaid programs.
I. Alabama Department of Human Resources-This agency decides eligibility for children which receive adoption assistance.
II. Alabama Catholic Social Services Agency-This agency decides eligibility for refugees.
III. Social Security Administration (SSA) –This agency decides eligibility for aged, blind or disabled people.
IV. Alabama Medicaid Agency-This agency decides eligibility for breast and cervical cancer program, Medicaid for low income families and family planning programs
Medicaid service is provided to people after verification of their income which is the amount which the person receives like
- Wages and tips
- Dividends and interest
- Social Security
- Child support or alimony payments
- Pensions or Retirements
- Veterans Benefits
Medicaid and children
Medicaid is the largest children’s health program in Alabama.
36% children in Alabama are enrolled in Medicaid.
Medicaid covers all services which are medically necessary including doctor’s visit, child care, vision, dental and screenings
You can get the information online on http://www.medicaid.state.al.us.