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The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to helping Arkansans live healthier and more independent lives. We offer a variety of programs and services to assist low-income Arkansans with their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Our Medical Assistance program provides health care coverage for low-income Arkansans who do not have access to health insurance Medical assistance can help pay for doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription medications, and other necessary medical care.
We know that getting the care you need is not always easy. That’s why we offer a variety of programs and services to help you get the care you need. If you are a low-income Arkansan who needs help paying for health care, we may be able to assist you.
What is Arkansas Medical Assistance?
Arkansas Medical Assistance is a program that provides health care coverage to low-income Arkansans. If you qualify, you can receive benefits like doctor visits, hospital stays, prescriptions, vision care, and more.
Medical assistance is different from private insurance in a few ways. First, it is a government program, so you will not have to worry about things like premiums or deductibles. Second, it is an entitlement program, which means that everyone who qualifies for coverage will receive it.
Arkansas Medical Assistance is jointly administered by the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If you have any questions about the program or your coverage, you can contact your local DHS office or the CMS Customer Service number at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Who is eligible for Arkansas Medical Assistance?
Eligibility for Arkansas Medical Assistance is based on many factors, including household size, income, assets, and whether you are pregnant or have a disability. You may be eligible for Arkansas Medical Assistance if you:
-Are under the age of 65
-Are not pregnant
-Do not have Medicare
-Do not have private health insurance
-Have a household income at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level
How do I apply for Arkansas Medical Assistance?
In order to apply for Arkansas Medical Assistance, you will need to fill out an application and submit it to the Department of Human Services. You can apply online, by mail, or in person at your local DHS office. When you submit your application, you will need to provide proof of your identity, income, and any other relevant information. Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of your eligibility for Arkansas Medical Assistance.
What are the benefits of Arkansas Medical Assistance?
Arkansas Medical Assistance provides health care coverage for low-income adults and children.Benefits of Arkansas Medical Assistance include:
-Access to quality health care
-Coverage for a wide range of services, including doctor visits, hospital stays, prescriptions, vision and dental care
-Peace of mind knowing you and your family have the health care coverage you need
How will Arkansas Medical Assistance help me?
Arkansas Medical Assistance is a program that provides health care coverage to low-income Arkansas residents. If you are eligible for the program, you will be able to choose from a variety of health care providers, including doctors, hospitals, and clinics. You will also be able to get dental care, mental health services, and prescription drugs.
What are the requirements for Arkansas Medical Assistance?
In order to be eligible for Arkansas Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, an individual must meet certain requirements. These requirements are divided into two categories: financial and non-financial.
To meet the financial criteria, an individual’s income must fall at or below the poverty line. In addition, the individual must not have more than $2,000 in countable assets. Some assets, such as a primary residence or a vehicle, are exempt from this count.
Non-financial requirements for Arkansas Medical Assistance include being a citizen or national of the United States or a legal alien, being a resident of Arkansas, and not being currently incarcerated.
Individuals who meet both the financial and non-financial requirements for Arkansas Medical Assistance can apply for coverage through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
What if I don’t qualify for Arkansas Medical Assistance?
If you are not eligible for Arkansas Medical Assistance, there are other options available to help you get the care you need. You may be able to get help through a private insurance plan, or you may be able to get help through a government-sponsored health care program. There are also many charitable organizations that provide health care assistance to those who need it.
How do I renew my Arkansas Medical Assistance?
There are two ways to renew your Arkansas Medical Assistance – online or by mail.
If you renew online, log in to your account at https://www.myarkansas.gov/ and click on the “Renew Now” button. You will need to provide information about any changes in your household, such as a new address, income, or family size.
If you renew by mail, fill out the renewal form that was sent to you and return it to the address listed on the form. You will need to provide information about any changes in your household, such as a new address, income, or family size.
The bottom line is that every Arkansan deserves access to high-quality, Affordable Health Care The Arkansas Medical Assistance program provides that opportunity for those who need it most. Whether you are a child, a pregnant woman, a person with a disability, or a senior citizen, you can get the care you need to live a healthy life.