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F: Medicaid

F-1, Medicaid


Insurance program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to qualified individuals and families with low incomes, including children, pregnant women, older people, and people with disabilities. Many states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people below certain income levels. Whether you qualify for Medicaid coverage depends partly on whether your state has expanded its program. Medicaid benefits and program names vary somewhat between states. 

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F-2, Medicaid

Medicaid Unwind 

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which included a requirement that Medicaid programs keep people continuously enrolled through the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, in exchange for enhanced federal funding. As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, Congress ended continuous enrollment on March 31, 2023. As a result, up to 15 million people nationwide and nearly a quarter of a million Kentuckians are at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage.
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F-3, Medicaid

Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)

KCHIP is free Kentucky health coverage program for uninsured children who are under the age of 19, and whose households have an income of 213% of the federal poverty level or less.

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F-4, Medicaid

Dual Eligibility

People who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, also known as dually eligible individuals, fall into several eligibility categories. These individuals may either be enrolled first in Medicare and then qualify for Medicaid, or vice versa.

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These and associated educational materials have been developed using our available resources. They are not intended to serve as advice or recommendations on selecting a specific type of coverage or plan. Any errors or omissions are unintentional.


These materials were supported by funds made available by the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Office of Health Equity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, under RFA-OT21-2103.


The contents of these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of or endorsement by the Kentucky Department for Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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