Michigan Medicaid Program

Medicaid is a health care program that provides comprehensive health care services to low income adults and children. Services covered by Medicaid are offered through what is called fee-for-service or through Medicaid Health Plans: Fee-for-service is the term for Medicaid paid services that are not provided through a health plan. This means that Medicaid pays for the service. […]

Michigan Medicaid Eligibility

As a general rule of thumb, the income limit for long-term care Medicaid (HCBS waivers and nursing home Medicaid) is 300% of the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). As of 2020, this equals $2,349 / month for a single applicant. Please note that the income limit for state Medicaid is lower, and as of 2020, is […]

Who is eligible for Michigan Medicaid?

Health care coverage is available to individuals and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. The goal of these health care programs is to ensure that essential health care services are made available to those who otherwise do not have the financial resources to purchase them.  It is very important that individuals and families obtain health […]

How do I apply for Medicaid benefits?

There are two ways to apply for Medicaid: Contact your state Medicaid agency. You must be a resident of the state where you are applying for benefits. Fill out an application through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In Michigan, Apply online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges Call the Michigan Health Care Helpline at 1-855-789-5610 Visit your local Department of Human Services office

Who is qualified for Medicaid?

Medicaid beneficiaries generally must be residents of the state in which they are receiving Medicaid. They must be either citizens of the United States or certain qualified non-citizens, such as lawful permanent residents. In addition, some eligibility groups are limited by age, or by pregnancy or parenting status.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.