If you’re a low income resident of New Jersey, you may be eligible for health insurance coverage through the New Jersey Medicaid program. This public health program is both a federal and state program, funded by both and administered at the state level. You can visit the state’s website to find detailed New Jersey Medicaid info.
The program covers children and their parents, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly. If you meet eligibility requirements for income, assets and other criteria, you can receive a broad range of medical treatment, preventative or long-term care, as outlined on the website. Typical services offered through the program are:
- Doctor services and visits
- Some dental services and vision services
- Chiropractic services
- Prescription drugs
- Family planning services
- Home health care
- Inpatient and outpatient hospital care, for a limited time
- Hospice care
- Emergency ambulance services
- Durable medical equipment
New Jersey Medicaid aims to provide no-charge care for program participants, but there are some services for which there may be a small copayment. You may be able to waive that copayment. There are also some services which require prior approval.