Medicaid helps low-income families and individuals
Medicaid is the medical assistance program that provides access to health care for low-income families and individuals. Medicaid also assists aged and disabled people with the costs of nursing facility care, home and community-base care and other medical expenses. Eligibility for Medicaid is usually based on the family or individual income and assets. Elder Options can assist with applications for Medicaid.
For an overview of the Florida Medicaid program, go to http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/index.shtml
For a Fact Sheet on program eligibility, go to http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/access/docs/ssifactsheet.pdf
To learn more about Medicaid Managed Care, go to http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Medicaid/statewide_mc/index.shtml