Health Public Benefits and Medical Assistance Programs
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This category covers programs to help pay for medical and health costs, including Medicaid, Medicare, state and local medical assistance programs, assistance programs for military and veterans, and children’s health insurance programs.
About Public Benefits
This information covers public benefits, which are government-funded programs that help individuals and families in need. Public benefits can include cash and income assistance, health care, food assistance, housing assistance, and tax benefits. Depending on the program, eligibility for public benefits may require a person or family to meet certain income and resource requirements.
Medicaid Health Coverage
This resource covers the Medicaid program that provides people with limited income access to health care. It covers who qualifies in Louisiana based on income or other conditions (pregnancy, elderly, disability, children, etc.) It also covers issues of what types of issues or treatments Medicaid covers, what happens if there are payment issues, and how program enrollment might be terminated.
Medicare Health Coverage
This resource covers information about the Medicare health insurance program run by the government that covers people 65 and over, some people with disability status, and some people with end-stage renal or ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease. This information covers who is eligible for Medicare coverage, how to apply for it, dealing with payment issues, what is covered by it, the different Parts A, B, C, and D, and how one's enrollment might be terminated.