What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a US federal health insurance scheme that’s jointly funded by the federal government and the respective state governments. The payment is made directly to the medical service provider and not the actual recipient. The health insurance program covers families, individuals and children having low income or suffering from some disability. The scheme varies from state to state though the broad principles remain the same.
New Mexico Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
In New Mexico, following individuals or groups of individuals could be eligible to subscribe to Medicaid, subject to the fulfillment of any one of the eligibility criteria.
Families having dependent children who fall under the AFDC related eligibility guidelines.
Pregnant women meeting the AFDC resource and income standards.
Children born to mothers who have the eligibility for receiving the Medicaid benefits during the time of childbirth.
Children below the age of 19 years in families that have an income below 15 per cent of the stipulated federal poverty guideline.
Pregnant women having a family income below 15 per cent of the stipulated federal poverty guideline. These women don’t need to meet the resource standards.
Individuals who receive social security endowments or who are disabled, blind or those not qualifying for the said endowments because of resource or income constraints can still qualify for Medicaid benefits.
Women suffering from cervical or breast cancer and under the age of 65 and not insured.
Children living in adoption subsidy situations or foster care or under the care of any youth, children or family department of the state.
Individuals with disability.
Conditions for New Mexico Medicaid Eligibility
The final decision on whether or not to extend Medicaid facilities to an individual, wrests with the state’s authorities. They may accept of decline any rejection, guided by the criteria given above.