Medicaid is funded by state and federal governments. Medicaid differs from that of Medicare, which offers qualifying persons with hospital insurance and health insurance. These plans are referred as Part A, Part B, and also prescription drug service which is referred as Part D. Medicaid program helps particular groups including disabled people, individuals of 65 years or older, younger ones, pregnant women, elders with dependent young ones. Rhode Island State determines how to apply for Medicaid in Rhode Island and Medicaid eligibility by using the guidance which is produced by the federal government. Each state determines the eligibility using a mixture of assets and income.
Medicaid pays for the people who are 65 years old or above or for the disabled people who needs medical care.
If the income exceeds above mentioned eligibility criteria, then the individuals may be eligible through a test called flexible test. If a person’s income is 100% greater than the poverty level of federal government, then they will be eligible for Medicaid services. This is known as flexible test eligibility.
If an individual qualifies the above eligibility criteria, he/she can apply for the Medicaid by calling the local Department of Health Service (DHS) office. A worker of DHS can assist an individual who is applying for the Medicaid services. Medical expenses of a person can be deducted from that individual’s income over a period of six months.