How to Get Medicaid (Even When You Get Turned Down)

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Artwork: Zeraph Dylan Moore

Most states have many different Medicaid programs. If you got turned down for one program, try a different one!

  • # 1 MAGI MEDICAID
  • # 2 MEDICAID WAIVERS FOR LONG TERM CARE
  • #3 MEDICAID FOR WORKING ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES
  • #4 MEDICAID FOR AGED, BLIND OR DISABLED
  • # 5 MEDICAID SPEND DOWNS
  • # 6 MEDICAID FOR PARENTS & RELATIVES
  • # 7 MEDICAID FOR KIDS
  • # 8 MEDICAID WAIVERS FOR KIDS
  • # 9 SPECIAL MEDICAID PROGRAMS
  • #10 MEDICAID WAIVERS FOR MENTAL ILLNESS
  • #11 MEDICAID THROUGH SSI
  • # 12 MEDICAID FOR PEOPLE ON MEDICARE

MEDICAID QUALIFICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY

Learn all about all of the great programs listed above right here: How to Get Medicaided

If you are currently applying for disability, please check out: How to Get Medicaid While Applying for Disability

If you called Medicaid or tried applying and didn’t get a good answer, check out: “Someone at Medicaid told me I don’t qualify”

“SOMETHING WENT WRONG”

If you applied for one of the programs above and got turned down, don’t give up hope. There may be a solution. What went wrong?

“My spouse makes too much money”

“Someone else I live with makes too much money.”

“My parents have too much money”

“I have a too much income.”

“I was approved but the Spend Down is really expensive”

“I have too much savings or I might get an inheritance”

“Child support is making my child not eligible”

“I think I should qualify, but I got turned down”

“Medicaid said I’m not disabled or not medically eligible”


Medicare vs Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are two separate programs. Some people have one, some people have the other and some people have both. Learn more here: What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?


THE END

If all else fails, you can give up on Medicaid and instead try some other ways to find medical care: How to Get to the Doctor When You Can’t Get to the Doctor

Updated Oct 2017. Please comment below with stories, ideas, questions or suggestions. Please let us know if any links on this page stop working.


4 thoughts on “How to Get Medicaid (Even When You Get Turned Down)”

  1. Medicaid waivers are not restricted to people who need “nursing home level care.” In some states, a waiver is available for people who need the level of care available in an assisted living facility.

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    1. The aged, blind, disabled waiver in Colorado says:

      “You require long-term support services at a level comparable to services typically provided in a nursing facility.”

      Is there another waiver with a less restrictive criteria?

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