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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is state and federally funded health care coverage. TCDJFS administers Medicaid programs that provide health care coverage to:

Medicaid is very broad, with two major covered groups, Aged, Blind, and Disabled (ABD), and Covered Families and Children (CF&C).

There are several Medicaid programs:

  • Healthy Start is geared toward pregnant women and children up to age 19. Eligibility is based on income and family size.

  • Healthy Families helps children under age 19 and parents with incomes at or under 90 percent of the federal poverty level.

  • Healthchek provides preventive and treatment services for anyone eligible for Medicaid under age 21.

  • Pregnancy Related Services refers Medicaid-eligible pregnant women to prenatal care and transportation services.

  • Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid for people 65 and older, blind or those with disabilities. Includes nursing home and in-home care.