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Information About Medicaid
(Posted September 29, 2006)
Question 602: My husband is 52 years old and on a Railroad Retirement Disability Annuity. He is covered by the railroad group medical insurance with a cap of $300,000 worth of insurance. He is facing at least two more operations and there is the possibility that he could exceed that insurance cap. Is it safe to assume that if he does, he would then qualify for Medicaid?
Answer: Medicaid is a joint federal and state program. Each state has its own eligibility requirements.
You can get more information by going to the web site for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at:
http://cms.hhs.gov/ (click here)
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