What is Medicaid?

About 8 million Americans with disabilities rely on Medicaid. So what is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a major source of health care for people with disabilities. It is a government program that provides health insurance to people who cannot afford private insurance and do not have a job that provides it for them.

Medicaid can help you get basic health care, like visits to the doctor, dentist, and eye doctor. But it can also help you get transportation to appointments, get an assistant to help you around the house, or get a job in the community.

Medicaid is run by the federal government with state governments, and so the rules and programs are different in each state and territory. The State-by-State information section can help you find out what services might be available to you where you live.

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