Medicaid is a program that helps provide payments for the cost of medical services including doctor and dentist visits, prescription drugs, hospital charges, cost of care for nursing homes, transportation and community based services. All Medicaid programs are based on income.
Allows income eligible individuals to receive health care services for eligible children under the age of 21, eligible caretakers of children under age 19 and pregnant women.
North Carolina Health Choice
The program serves children of working families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance. Because of limited State funding, a waiting list may be instituted at any time when the program reaches or exceeds its funding limits. Families must meet income requirements for the program and some must pay an annual premium as low as $50 but not to exceed $100.
Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (including Special Assistance)
Medicaid is the major funding source for nursing home care, adult home care, medical care and prescription drugs for our elderly, disabled and blind citizens. It also helps provide home and community based services to individuals who would otherwise require nursing facility care, allowing them to continue living in the community.
The program links Medicaid recipients with a primary care physician who coordinates the recipient’s health care. By linking recipients with a primary care physician, Medicaid funds are saved since one physician is overseeing a person’s medical condition and referring for specialized services.