- The Children’s health insurance Program (CHIP)
- The Medicare Savings Programs
- The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
- The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program
- The Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
- The Indian Health Service (IHS)
- The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
- The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
- The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
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Medicaid is a public health insurance program for low-income individuals and families. The program is jointly funded by the federal government and state governments, and is administered by state governments. Medicaid provides medical assistance to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities.
The Children’s health insurance Program (CHIP)
The Children’s health insurance Program (CHIP) is a federally-funded program that provides health insurance coverage to children in families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance CHIP also provides funding for states to create their own programs to provide health insurance to children in families with lower incomes.
The Medicare Savings Programs
The Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) are a set of 4 programs that help to pay for some of the out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare. The 4 programs are:
-The Qualified Individual (QI) program
-The Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) program
-The Qualifying Individual (QI) program
-The Qualified Disabled and Working Individuals (QDWI) program
To be eligible for any of the MSPs, you must meet certain income and resource requirements. If you qualify for one of the programs, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. You will also be responsible for paying a monthly premium for Part B coverage.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides financial assistance to low-income individuals who are aged, blind, or disabled. The program is funded by general tax revenue, not Social Security taxes. SSI benefits can be used to cover the costs of medical care, food, and housing.
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must first have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of disability.
Once you qualify for SSDI, you may also qualify for Medicare. Most people who receive SSDI benefits are eligible for Medicare after a 24-month waiting period.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is a government-run healthcare system that provides medical assistance to veterans of the United States Armed Forces. VHA facilities are located across the country, and services are available to all enrolled veterans, regardless of their income or health insurance status. VHA provides a wide range of medical services, including primary care, mental health services, and dental care.
The Indian Health Service (IHS)
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a federal health program that provides medical and public health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. IHS is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is staffed by a team of medical professionals who work in partnership with tribal governments to deliver high-quality, culturally competent care.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest provider of medical assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. It provides primary care, case management, and other support services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a federal program that provides HIV/AIDS-related medications to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV/AIDS. ADAP is administered by state health departments and funded through a combination of federal and state dollars.
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program was established in 1990 and is the largest federally funded program providing medical care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The program provides a comprehensive continuum of care that includes primary medical care, oral health care, mental health and substance abuse services, HIV prevention services, and case management.