State Medicaid Sites
Medicaid is the health program established by the federal government for eligible participants. To
be eligible for Medicaid, a participant must generally be either a member of a low income family or
have some sort of diagnosed disability. Medicaid was created to help people with little income and
financial ability pay for part or all of their medical expenses. It is the largest funder of medical
treatment in the United States.
Medicaid is funded by both the states and the federal government but the programs are administered
by the states and every state handles its program differently. Some states even contract the
administration of Medicaid out to private insurance companies while other states handle the
administration themselves. Some states have even changed the name of Medicaid such as "Medi-Cal"
Below is a list of links to the Department or Division for each state that handles the state's