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What Benefits Does Medicaid Provide?

Jul 10, 2018 | FAQs

what benefits does medicaid provideMedicaid, called Apple Health in the state of Washington, is a federal and state funded program designed to provide health insurance to those who cannot afford the insurance on their own. Because Medicaid is partially managed by individual states, benefits and eligibility may differ on a state-by-state basis.

Accordingly, Medicaid in Washington provides the following benefits.

Services Covered by Apple Health (Medicaid) in Washington

Medicaid is the largest of multiple programs in Washington dedicated to providing health insurance for low-income residents in the state. According to the Washington State Health Care Authority, benefits that are available through Medicaid include the following:

  • Medical appointments with a doctor
  • Emergency healthcare services
  • Newborn and maternity care
  • Services for mental health
  • Chemical- or alcohol-dependence treatment
  • Services for children, including dental and vision care
  • Blood work/laboratory testing
  • Prescription drugs
  • Hospitalization
  • Certain transportation costs related to healthcare services
  • Some dental and vision care for adults
  • Interpretation services if English is not the patient’s spoken language

Other programs tailored to specific needs are also available. These include:

  • Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy
  • Immunization services
  • Assistance in development of an Individual Healthcare Plan
  • Transgender health program
  • Medically-Intensive Children’s Program (MICP)
  • Family Planning services (non-Medicaid)

Be that as it may, not all Medicaid recipients will qualify for all of these specific benefits listed.

Who Qualifies for Apple Health?

Individuals who wish to qualify for Medicaid in Washington must have a low income and resources. Important to realize, these requirements depend on specific factors, including an applicant’s age, disability, whether or not you are pregnant, and citizenship status.

For adults who are between 19 and 64 years of age, a household income above $1,397 per month for a single person would disqualify an individual from receiving Medicaid services. Additionally, for the aged, blind, or disabled, the income limit is only $750 per month.

When you are ready, you can learn more about eligibility requirements online or by speaking with a knowledgeable professional.

Help in Understanding Medicaid Benefits, Eligibility, and How to Apply

Having health insurance is a crucial thing, especially if you have a health condition that requires medical care. However, if you are a low-income individual, affording healthcare in Washington can feel impossible.

Fortunately, you may be able to qualify for Apple Health. Before applying, you must learn who qualifies for the health coverage, what’s provided, and how to apply. Above all, working with an experienced professional who knows the ins and outs of the system is highly recommended.

At the offices of the Elder Law Group PLLC, our experienced attorneys can help you to understand Medicaid benefits and whether or not you may be eligible. We can also assist you in filing a Medical application.

To schedule a consultation with our law offices, please contact us online, call us directly, or visit our Elder Law Group PLLC in person. Taking steps to ensure that you have access to healthcare coverage is important—don’t wait until an emergency occurs to take action.

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