Jan 3, 2016

Medicaid: A Senior Care Program

Introduction to Senior Transportation:

In the United States, all senior care servicing programs and policies are well-defined under “Medicaid”. Medicaid services are very useful for senior people who need Long Term Support services (LTSS) during their routine affairs. This might also be helpful for senior people to get assistance with their day to day activities and programs, which reduces the critical issues regarding fallen or accidents. It includes Non-emergency Medical transportation, Ambulatory Transportation, Air Ambulance, Stretcher Transportation services, which make the American health care system more preferable. Because of Medicaid, all this becomes possible.

Medicaid Overview:

According to “Center on Budget and Policy Priorities” Medicaid is a social welfare programming that created by Congress in 1965. It is a public insurance program that provides health coverage to low-income families and individuals, including children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and the states. In 2014, Medicaid provided health coverage for 80 million low-income Americans over the course of the year. And in any given month, Medicaid served 31 million children, 19 million adults (mostly low-income working parents), 5 million seniors, and 9 million persons with disabilities, according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.

Legislative Provisions:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or, colloquially, Obama Care is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Under the law as written, all U.S. citizens and legal residents with income up to 133% of the poverty line, including adults without dependent children, would qualify for coverage in any state that participated in the Medicaid program.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) originally estimated that the legislation will reduce the number of uninsured residents by 32 million, leaving 23 million uninsured residents in 2019 after the bill’s provisions have all taken effect.
Eligibility for Enrollment:
Medicaid is a program intended for those with low income, but a low income is not the only requirement to enroll in the program. To enroll one must be a member of a category defined by statute; some of these categories include low-income children below a certain age, pregnant women, parents of Medicaid-eligible children who meet certain income requirements, and low-income seniors. The details of how each category is defined vary from state to state. This would not only improve the quality of life but also help reduce medical bankruptcies (currently the leading cause of bankruptcy in America).
People with disabilities who do not have a work history and who receive Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, are enrolled in Medicaid.
Note: Persons with a disability, including blindness or physical disability, deafness, or mental illness can apply for SSI

About us

We practices as a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Broker to distribute healthcare benefits to the nation in the United States. We help the senior people and other eligible candidates for Medicaid services, as mentioned in the above article, for delivering our kind services. Contact us today on our toll-free number (+1)866-220-3834 or visit our website to reserve an effective transportation ride.

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