Medicaid is a jointly-funded, federal-state health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It covers approximately 36 million individuals including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. Medicaid programs vary widely from state to state.
Health Care Financing Administration – Center for Medicaid and State Operations
This government site provides general information for consumers and
beneficiaries as well as specific information for professional and technical
The Medicaid Clearinghouse
Part of the Families USA website, this site provides a wealth of information and publications about Medicaid, both from the Clearinghouse and from external sources.
Medicaid Law: An Overview
This section of the Cornell Legal Information Institute website provides an overview of the law as well as federal statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and select state resources.
Murphy’s Unofficial Medicaid Page
This handy personal homepage by the director of the Program Support Division of the Alabama Medicaid Agency provides a clear overview of Medicaid, links to state Medicaid sites on the web, and links to other Medicaid related sites.
NHelp Medicaid
This section of the National Health Law Program is packed with information, resources and links relating to Medicaid. The material ranges from fact sheets on Medicaid coverage to government correspondence and technical reports.
The Urban Institute – Medicaid
A wide variety of publications about Medicaid from this economic/social policy research agency, in html and pdf format.
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Financial Information
Health Care – Funding
Managed Care
The Olmstead Decision
Resources in your state