Medicaid, funded by both the federal and state governments, provides important healthcare services to people with lower incomes, elderly people, some families with children, and people with disabilities.
The state Department of Health administers Medicaid programs throughout Wyoming, and recipients must be American citizens or legal permanent residents living in Wyoming 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
Although income limits for various Wyoming Medicaid programs vary, all limits are tied to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). For recipients who are aged or disabled, the income limit is currently set at 75% of the FPL for single people and 83% for couples. For help determining eligibility for the various Wyoming Medicaid programs, visit the Wyoming Department of Health Who is Eligible for Medicaid page.
Medicaid in Wyoming covers a wide range of medical and health 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
Some people are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. In such cases, Medicare is the primary payer.
If you are eligible for both Medicare and Wyoming Medicaid, looking into Medicare Advantage plans may be a wise move. Medicare Advantage can offer increased coverage and security to dual eligible individuals, and some Medicare Advantage plans are available premium-free.
Call MedicareMall toll-free at 1-877-413-1556 for help determining whether Medicare Advantage is right for you.
For more information about Medicaid in Wyoming, contact Wyoming Medicaid at 1-307-777-7531 or send an e-mail. If you are ready to apply for benefits, visit Wyoming HealthLink, where you can also self-screen to help determine whether you are eligible for benefits. If you have any further questions about senior healthcare including Original Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare supplement plans, contact a licensed, bonded MedicareMall representative and let us lead you with confidence through the Medicare maze!
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