Medicaid – Maryland
Maryland is only one of the fifty states covered by Medicaid, but there are going to be different qualification requirements for each one. The qualification process that one would go through in Texas is going to be different than the one they would go through in Maryland; which is why it’s best to read up on the specifics. Medicaid is a service that provides healthcare to the disabled, seniors, women who are pregnant, children and adults that fall below a specific income threshold. There are different names for Medicaid when you bounce around the United States, but all of the programs are branches in a sense; Medicaid is the bigger picture and it’s been helping an abundance of people so far (millions of Americans each year!).
Federal guidelines are always going to come into play, but state rules are going to vary regardless. Don’t worry about people referring to the program by a different name; if you qualify, it’s going to be a blessing that you’ll make the most of (hopefully).
Program Requirements for Maryland Medicaid
In general, you’re going to have to be a resident of Maryland (permanent resident), legal alien, citizen, U.S. National and you’ve got to have a low income. If you don’t have a low income, you won’t qualify for Maryland Medicaid; the program was specifically designed to assist those that have trouble paying their medical costs. This could come in the form of many different things, such as prescriptions or even just general visits to the doctor. It doesn’t stop there though, as Maryland Medicaid could also cover you in regards to laboratory work and X-rays – even long-term care facilities for the elderly will be covered.
All of this is fantastic, but you’ve got to meet the requirements before you can successfully go through the application process. You need to meet a maximum income threshold that is applied before taxes, not after; some people forget about that portion. Low-income adults will always be covered in regards to Maryland Medicaid, as long as they are able to prove they aren’t making more than the limit. The limit is based off of how many people currently live in your home, meaning that the more people you have present, the more money you’ll be able to get away.
1 Person Household – $15,800 maximum per year
2 Person Household – $21,307 maximum per year
3 Person Household – $26,813 maximum per year
4 Person Household – $32,319 maximum per year
5 Person Household – $37,825 maximum per year
6 Person Household – $43,331 maximum per year
7 Person Household – $48,851 maximum per year
8 Person Household – $54,384 maximum per year
Those that live in a household of more than 8 people can still get their required number, as all you’ve got to do is add an extra $5,533 for every person you’re tagging on.