Texas Medicaid

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Medicaid in Texas is the State and Federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons. The purpose of TX Medicaid is to improve the health of people who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children. Medicaid is different in every state. HHSC’s Medicaid Office is responsible for statewide oversight of the TX Medicaid Program.

TX Medicaid

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaide in Texas.

Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant.

The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home.

Your child may be eligible for Medicaid coverage if he or she is a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant, even if you are not (however, there is a 5-year limit that applies to lawful permanent residents).

Medicaid Eligibility for children is based on the child’s status, not the parent’s. Also, if someone else’s child lives with you, the child may be eligible even if you are not because your income and resources will not count for the child.

In general, you should apply for TX Medicaid if you have limited income and resources. You must match one of the descriptions below. (Even if you are not sure whether you qualify, if you or someone in your family needs health care, you should apply for Medicaid in Texas and have a qualified caseworker in your state evaluate your situation.)

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Texas Medicaid Diabetic Equipment and Supplies Home Health Benefits to Change

Information posted October 23, 2009: Effective for dates of service on or after November 1, 2009, the criteria for diabetic equipment and supplies for home health services will change for Texas Medicaid. Click on the title to view the details.

 

 

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