What is Medicaid

Medicaid is health care coverage for people with low incomes. Pregnant women, children, the elderly and people with a disability may qualify. Most Medicaid programs cover:

  • Hospital stays.
  • Doctor visits.
  • Care for expecting mothers.
  • Shots for children.
  • Tests and x-rays.

Each state has its own Medicaid rules. Please check with your state’s Medicaid program for more details.

Medicaid can help make health care more affordable.

Medicaid coverage is low cost or no cost to you. Check with your state's Medicaid office for more information.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is another option for some families. CHIP provides low-cost coverage for children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

More people than ever before may be eligible.

Even if you didn't qualify for Medicaid in the past, you may qualify under new rules.

You can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP at any time of year. If you qualify, your coverage can begin right away.

To learn more, visit uhccommunityplan.com.


For people with Medicaid and Medicare Parts A and B, we offer Dual Special Needs Plans in several states. Learn More


References to UnitedHealthcare pertain to each individual company or other UnitedHealthcare affiliated companies.

Insurance products and services offered are underwritten by All Savers Insurance Company, Health Plan of Nevada, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, UnitedHealthcare of Alabama, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Florida, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Louisiana, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of New England, Inc.,  UnitedHealthcare of New York, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Ohio, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania, Inc., Oxford Health Plans (NJ), Inc.

Each company is a separate entity and is not responsible for another’s financial or contractual obligations.

Administrative services are provided by UnitedHealthcare Services, Inc. or by related companies.