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Learn about Medicaid

Wondering what Medicaid is, exactly? Learn the basics of Medicaid and what kinds of things Medicaid covers.

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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a public health insurance plan for people with low incomes or people with disabilities. People of any age can be on Medicaid.

Medicaid is a federal and state program. The federal government asks every state to give members the same set of benefits.

Each state runs its own Medicaid program and decides who is eligible. Some states will cover anyone below certain income levels, and each state has coverage options that may work for you. You may need to meet other requirements to qualify for Medicaid in your state.

Many states choose to partner with private insurance companies, like Humana Healthy Horizons™, to support their Medicaid members with extra benefits and services.

Check with your state Medicaid plan to learn how to enroll.

Learn more about Florida Medicaid enrollment

Learn more about Kentucky Medicaid enrollment

Learn more about South Carolina Medicaid enrollment

What Medicaid covers

All Medicaid plans include the same basic benefits for members.

Physician care services
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Early and regular screening, testing and treatment services
  • Physician services
  • Nursing facility services and home health services
  • Health center services and rural health clinic services
Family-planning and pediatric care services
  • Family-planning services
  • Certified pediatric and family nurse practitioner services
  • Nurse midwife services and birth center services (when licensed by the state)
Other services
  • Transportation to medical care
  • Counseling for pregnant women to end tobacco use

Extras from Humana Healthy Horizons

Humana Healthy Horizons wants to help you get the most out of your Medicaid plan.

Humana Healthy Horizons offers extra perks and services for our members with Medicaid coverage to support their best health. These perks are beyond the basic coverage Medicaid gives you.

The perks from Humana Healthy Horizons may be different depending on the state in which you live.

See the benefits from Humana Healthy Horizons for your state’s Medicaid plan to learn more.

Florida Medicaid benefits

Kentucky Medicaid benefits

South Carolina Medicaid benefits (Healthy Connections)