The emergency Medicaid services pay for health care costs of any eligible non-citizen during the time of a medical emergency. The emergency medical care services which are covered by Medicaid include children, who are under 19 years of age, pregnant women and disabled adults and a parent of a child who is still under the age of 19. But in the United States of America Medicaid services don’t cover transplant related services for non citizens. One is eligible to receive emergency Medicaid services typical situations when the lack of immediate medical attention can seriously jeopardise the health of the patient like labour or delivery or conditions with acute symptoms and sufficient severity. The eligibility of a person for emergency services is determined on the individual basis of anybody who has experienced medical emergency for the patient. There is also a certain income limit for being eligible for Medicaid services and if a person is found ineligible for over income only then he can use the Deductible feature of Medicaid which will bring their income below the required limit and become eligible for emergency services.
How to apply
The emergency services are just perfect for people who do not have a health insurance and are in need of urgent medical attention. Actually there are a number of different ways through which you can apply for emergency Medicaid. Going to your local service department can provide you with all the necessary details. But you are required to carry your income proof along with your bank statements, proof of residence and assets with you. Your social security card and identification card will also be required to be submitted to a case worker. He will also assign you a case number with which you will be able to check your application status. To apply for emergency Medicaid you can also go to a hospital or a clinic. But there too you will be required to submit all the relevant documents that we have already mentioned above. The hospital may provide you with a temporary Medicaid card that you can use until you get your permanent Medicaid card. Applying online can be considered as one of the most convenient ways of applying for emergency Medicaid. You can always visit the Medicaid website for emergency services and fill out the form with all the necessary information. You can also mail in your application but compared to other processes they may be slow to be processed.
Health care provision for immigrants
Temporary medical visas may be granted to indigent immigrants under the emergency Medicaid federal health-care provision as a part of the reform and welfare efforts. But one must also remember that there are broad exceptions in the program and single adults over a age of 18 and childless couples under the age of 65 are generally excluded by the program. But at the same time this also taxing a number of hospitals because stranding patients may end in running up with extraordinary costs. This is due to the fact that emergency Medicaid only covers inpatient hospital care without any nursing home or rehabilitation care.