What is Medicaid?

Medicaid was created by the federal government, but is administered by the state, to provide payment for medical services for low-income citizens. People qualify for Medicaid by meeting federal income and asset standards and by fitting into a specified eligibility. Medicaid began as a program to pay for health care for poor people who were unable to work. It covered the aged, the blind, the disabled, and single parent families. Over the years, Medicaid has expanded to cover more people. For instance, children and pregnant women may qualify under higher income limits and without asset limits. Families with unemployed parents may qualify, and families who lose regular Family Medicaid because a parent returns to work may continue to be covered for up to one year.

If you have received notice that you Medicaid has been denied, you have 90 days to request an appeal. Please contact us for more information.

We are expecting major changes to Medicaid programs at both the state and federal levels. We will be updating the site as more information becomes available.

Find out more about Medicaid.

Additional Resources

Florida Legal Services Prescription Drug Helpline – 1 (800) 436-6001 – is a statewide, toll-free helpline which provides assistance to Medicaid and low-income Medicare beneficiaries whose necessary medications have been denied.