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What is Medicaid and Who Is it For?

Authored By: Social Security Administration

Medicaid is a jointly funded, Federal-State health insurance program for low-income and needy people. It covers children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled and other people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments. This web site provides basic information and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicaid.

Last Review and Update: Jul 02, 2002