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The Medicaid initiative is a joint-funded health insurance initiative intended to fund medical services for residents with low-income financial status. In order to receive eligibility in the state of Iowa, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be a resident of the state of Iowa
- Be a United States citizen or legally residing alien
- Have a Social Security number or proof that you have applied for a number
- Be able to provide additional required information, such as gross monthly income, assets, and number and ages of household members
Iowa residents must meet a set income level and qualify for one of the following eligibility groups in order to be considered for Medicaid coverage.
- Pregnant women
- Individuals 65 years old or older
- Children 20 years old or younger
- Parents or caretaker relatives with children 17 years old or younger
- Individuals with a disability status through Social Security guidelines
- Women who have tested positive for breast and/or cervical cancer
The Iowa Department of Human Services oversees Medicaid coverage and payments for the state of Iowa. For more Iowa Medicaid information, head over to the department website or consult the IME directory to get appropriate contact information.