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" in California.
Below is a list of links to the Department or Division for each state that handles the state's Medicaid program.
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