Funded by both the federal and state governments, Medicaid is an important health program for people with lower incomes, elderly people, people with disabilities, and some families with children.
The state Department of Health and Welfare administers Medicaid programs throughout Idaho, and recipients must be American citizens or legal permanent residents living in Idaho who fall into certain qualifying categories.
Qualifying categories for Medicaid eligibility include:
- the elderly
- the physically disabled
- the mentally disabled
- severely disabled children
- pregnant women
- low income adults
- low income children
By 2014, most adults across the country who are under age 65 and have incomes under $15,000 will qualify for Medicaid. To help determine the likelihood of your Medicaid eligibility as of November 2012, however, you should consult the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare summary of Medicaid Income Limits.
Anyone looking into eligibility for Medicaid services in Idaho should consult the Idaho Medicaid Program, which provides valuable links and information to help answer most questions concerning eligibility. If it appears you meet eligibility requirements, you shouldn’t delay applying for Idaho Medicaid services.
Medicaid in Idaho covers a wide range of medical services including:
- Laboratory and X-ray services
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
- Health screenings for children and treatment of detected medical problems
- Comprehensive dental services for children
- Adult medical and surgical dental services
- Nursing facility services for adults
- Health clinic services
- Prescription drugs
- Physical, occupational, or speech therapy for children
- Eye doctor visits and eyeglasses for children
- Medically-necessary transportation services
The Idaho Health Plan Coverage booklet is a great resource for further information about services covered or not covered by Medicaid in Idaho, co payments and any other aspects of Idaho Medicaid that you may wish to know more about.
Some people are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. In such cases, Medicare is the primary payer.
If you are a Medicare dual eligible individual, looking into Medicare Advantage plans may be a wise move and a good investment. Call MedicareMall toll-free at (877) 413-1556 and we’ll be glad to help you determine whether Medicare Advantage is right for you.
For further information about Medicaid coverage in Idaho, contact the Idaho Medicaid Agency toll-free at 1-877-456-1233.
If you have any further questions about senior healthcare including Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), Medicare supplement plans, or Medicare Advantage, contact a licensed, bonded MedicareMall representative and let us lead you with confidence through the Medicare maze!