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Learn about Medicaid eligibility, Medicaid expansion efforts under the ACA, and Medicaid benefits.


Medicaid is a joint state and federal program that provides medical insurance to people in need. Medicaid is created by a federal statute. Through the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, the federal government establishes the requirements for Medicaid plans. On the state side, each state creates and administers its own Medicaid plan that complies with those federal requirements. Each state must fund part of its own plan, but the federal government matches a percentage of the...