Medicaid is a government-funded healthcare program that provides medical assistance to low-income individuals and families.
Medicaid provides coverage for various medical services, including doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, and long-term care. Eligibility for Medicaid is based on income, family size, and other factors, and varies from state to state.
After a death, Medicaid may be able to help a Surviving Family in several ways:
Coverage for medical expenses: If the deceased was enrolled in Medicaid, the program may cover any medical expenses incurred before their death.
Support for funeral expenses: Some states have programs that provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of Funeral, Burial or Cremation expenses for individuals who were enrolled in Medicaid at the time of their death.
Long-term care coverage: Medicaid may provide coverage for long-term care expenses, such as nursing home care or in-home care, which can be a significant financial burden.
Navigating Medicaid rules can be challenging, and often families will speak with their state Medicaid agency or an Estate Attorney for support and guidance.