Determination of Eligibility for Medicaid Is Complex Yet Important

Medicaid is among the healthcare coverage options provided by the U.S. government. The coverage can help both patients and hospitals.Healthcare.govindicates that Medicaid provides low-cost or free healthcare for low-income people and families, which is applicable to all states.How Eligibility Can Become ComplexThe definition might seem simple enough but the complexity lies in what is considered “low-income”. It is quite subjective since anyone who experiences difficulties in everyday expenses may feel that his/her income is low. In the case of Medicaid, the regulating entities use a definitive basis, which is the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) – a value calculated and updated every year by the Census Bureau.

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