Medicaid (also called Medical Assistance) is a program that pays the medical bills of people who have low income and cannot afford medical care. Medicaid provides three types of critical health protection:
– Health insurance for low-income families, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities;
– Long-term care for older Americans and individuals
– Supplemental coverage for low-income Medicare beneficiaries (e.g., payment of Medicare premiums, deductibles, and cost sharing).