What is Medicaid expansion in Mississippi?

Since 2014, states have had the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to adults with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($18,754 annually for an individual), with the federal government picking up no less than 90 percent of the cost.

Why does Mississippi not expand Medicaid?

If Mississippi did expand, an estimated 220,000 would be newly eligible for coverage. Unfortunately, in the poorest, sickest state in the U.S., the majority of lawmakers and two governors have opted to reject federal funds that would provide health insurance for the state’s poorest residents.

What is the highest income to qualify for Medicaid in Mississippi?

Who is eligible for Mississippi Medicaid?

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $18,075
2 $24,353
3 $30,630
4 $36,908

How does Medicaid work in Mississippi?

Qualifications: The child must be disabled and in need of an institutional level of care. Income limits: income cannot exceed 250% of the federal poverty level and unearned income cannot exceed 135% of the federal poverty level. For more information, view the Guidelines for Persons Working and Disabled brochure.

Does Mississippi Medicaid pay for dentures?

Dentures: Dentures are covered when medically necessary and prior authorized by the Division of Medicaid’s UM/QIO or a contracted CCO’s UM/QIO for EPSDT-eligible beneficiaries.

What dental services are covered by Medicaid in Mississippi?

The Division of Medicaid covers medically necessary dental services for EPSDT-eligible beneficiaries including: a) Diagnostic, b) Preventive, c) Therapeutic, d) Emergency, and e) Orthodontic.

Does Mississippi Medicaid cover dental implants?

Will Medicaid Cover Dental Implants? In most cases, Medicaid will not cover dental implants. This is because Medicaid is a government program that is intended to provide added financial support for low-income families who might not otherwise be able to afford dental and medical care.

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