Medical Benefits Eligibility (Medicaid)
Powhatan County Department of Social Services
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Medicaid is the federally funded medical care program for individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, dependent children and pregnant women. The program offers medical coverage for doctor visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization, prescriptions, medical supplies and equipment, nursing home costs, and home health care. The level and scope of coverage varies.
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Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) provides medical care for public assistance recipients and medically needy persons, i.e, persons of low income who can meet their maintenance needs but have insufficient income to provide the cost of medical care.
Determines eligibility for Medicaid program which pays for medical expenses of AFDC recipients, the permanently disabled, the blind, pregnant women, children and elderly.