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Medicaid is a public health insurance plan established to help low income residents obtain important medical and related services. To participate, you have to meet specific criteria for income, assets and other factors. The Nebraska Medicaid program serves parents and children as well as the elderly and people with disabilities.
Nebraska Medicaid coverage includes a broad variety of services for medical treatment, prevention and long-term care, including things like screenings and preventive services, limited vision and dental services, limited visits to the doctor and related services and podiatry. The program provides assistance for emergency ambulance service, a limited amount of hospital inpatient or outpatient care and nursing home care.
Nebraska Medicaid also covers family planning services, substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, community psychiatric rehabilitation services, speech, physical and occupational therapy and prescription drugs.
Some services may require approval or a copayment. You can visit the Department of Health and Human Services web page to find complete Nebraska Medicaid info, including details about eligibility, services offered and any payment requirements. Funding for the Medicaid program comes from the state of Nebraska and also from the Federal Gvernment.