Created in 1965, Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for people with low income. Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income families and individuals, including children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.
- Medicaid is for people with disabilities who can’t work or have no other way to get health insurance.
- Medicaid helps seniors pay for nursing home care and other long-term care that Medicare does not cover.
- Medicaid is for low-income children whose parents cannot get insurance through their work.
- Medicaid is a low-cost health insurance option for low-income, working families who cannot afford insurance or get it through their job.