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 that provides health insurance for uninsured adults and parents of CHIP or Medicaid-eligible children. In some states, the FamilyCare programs are merging into regular Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion provision.
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 is currently participating in dual eligible demonstration pilots in New York and Texas.
Amerigroup serves Medicaid members across 11 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.