Medicaid is the nation’s publicly funded health care insurance program for low-income Americans, covering children, pregnant women and people with severe disabilities. It includes Family Care which provides health insurance for uninsured adults and parents of CHIP or Medicaid-eligible children.
Medicaid can cover some people who are on Medicare, as well: low-income elderly and people with disabilities. These people are sometimes referred to as "dual eligibles." For dual eligibles, Medicaid supplements Medicare-covered services by paying for Medicare premiums, members’ cost-sharing requirements and long-term services and supports (LTSS).
Amerigroup serves Medicaid members across 12 states and offers a wide range of benefits:
- Physician, hospital and pharmacy services for children and adults
- Services that many private insurers and Medicare do not cover, such as transportation and long-term care
Many of the added Amerigroup services make health care more accessible and help people live independently in their homes and communities.