Revision 20-2, Effective June 1, 2020
Medicaid is a jointly funded federal and state program that provides health coverage to certain groups of low-income people. It provides medical care and supportive services to people who qualify for Medicaid under one of the programs in this chapter. Services include doctor visits, vendor drugs, nursing facility services, and long-term care. While the federal government establishes general guidelines for the program, each state determines Medicaid eligibility. To participate in Medicaid, states are required to cover certain mandatory groups of people and may choose to cover other optional groups.
HHSC Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities (MEPD) staff determine eligibility under one of the MEPD programs in this chapter for people who are aged, blind, or have a disability.