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Medicaid is a federal and state funded public health insurance program for low-income individuals. To be eligible, you must meet specific criteria regarding your income, assets and other factors. You can find comprehensive Michigan Medicaid info at the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) website.
You may be eligible for Medicaid assistance if you are a parent with children, a pregnant woman, elderly, blind or disabled. In Michigan, the program covers things like family planning, prenatal care and well-child checkups, limited doctor visits and services, limited dental and vision care, diagnostic tests, screening and preventative services and prescription drugs.
Michigan Medicaid also covers substance abuse treatment, home health visits, rural health clinic services, ambulance services, and a limited number of days of hospital care, as an inpatient or outpatient.
Although most costs are covered, there may be a small copayment for specific services. However, certain individuals can be exempt from the copayment, if you meet eligibility criteria. Some services may require prior approval as well. Michigan Medicaid info on the DCH website includes details about eligibility requirements.