Texas Medicaid

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

Medicaid is the state and federal cooperative venture that provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons. The purpose of Medicaid in Texas is to improve the health of people in Texas who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.
The mission of the program is to improve the health of Texans by:
· Emphasizing prevention
· Promoting continuity of care
· Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
· Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient's community

Administration

Texas Medicaid is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Texas, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $24,037
2 $32,591
3 $41,144
4 $49,698
5 $58,252
6 $66,805
7 $75,359
8 $83,912

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,554 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

None

Contact:

1-800-252-8263

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