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Montana Medicaid currently provides health insurance to more than 240 thousand residents. Medicaid enrollment in MT has increased by a healthy 62 percent since 2013. If you are new to Montana, you might be wondering, “What is Medicaid in MT?” The United States federal government developed Medicaid in 1965 to help low-income individuals and families get the medical care they need. Now, each state has its own Medicaid program.
Though they must comply with federal Medicaid regulations, every state runs its own program. Therefore, Medicaid coverage may differ between states. Some information about Medicaid is common to every program. However, other states may cover services Montana does not, while Medicaid in Montana covers some services that are not covered other states. In addition, the costs of coverage may be different. Certain low-income Medicaid insurance beneficiaries could pay no premiums at all if they qualify for no-cost coverage. Other Medicaid clients in Montana will pay a monthly premium.
“What is Medicaid eligibility?” This question may be on your mind if you are new to the program. MT Medicaid eligibility is determined based on the income level of the individual or household applying for Medicaid. Individuals and families that fall within the acceptable income range are eligible to receive benefits. In order to qualify for the program all applicants must meet all income and any other requirements.
Applicants who believe they are eligible can initiate the process of applying for Medicaid at any time. Montana currently offers a number of simple Medicaid application methods; individuals and families are free to choose any of the methods to apply. Be prepared to wait; it may take up to a month to be approved for the benefits for which you are eligible.
Medicaid eligibility requirements for Montana Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) expanded under state legislation. Approximately 47,000 beneficiaries met the Medicaid benefits eligibility requirements in the first seven months of expansion and the uninsured rate dropped by 36 percent between 2013 and 2015.... Read More
As of July 2016, the number of people who were able to apply for Montana Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) stood at 239,250. This is a 61 percent increase from the recipients who knew how to apply for Medicaid at the end of 2013. Learn about Medicaid applications and how to apply for Medicaid in Montana, in addition to what type of healthcare coverage is provided following acceptance into the program.... Read More
If you are not sure what services are covered by Medicaid in Montana, please note that insured services and equipment will vary from state to state. The types of Medicaid insurance options available through Montana Medicaid will be different from those provided in other parts of the country. Similarly, the question of, “How much does Medicaid cost?” varies across the nation and within each state... Read More
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