What is medicaid gap insurance?
Medigap: Medigap (also known as medical supplemental insurance) refers an individual insurance policy which can be purchased to cover certain health care services and costs which are not provided by Medicare. Medigap insurance is becoming very important to people covered under the Medicare program since reduction in levels of benefits and curtailment in availability of services have become reality as a result of the need to control the costs of this program.
Medicaid: Medicaid is the federal program which provides for the health care needs of certain low-income people.
Medicare: Medicare is the federal program which provides for the health care needs of the elderly, the blind and the disabled.
What if you had insurance when you found out you were pregnant then lost your insurance can you qualify for medicaid?
You can get Medicaid when pregnant if you meet the eligibility requirements - principally, citizenship and limited income/assets. Medicaid can be backdated up to three months prior to the month of your application. You can get Medicaid even if you have insurance; however, your provider(s) must bill your insurance first, prior to billing Medicaid.
Can you still get medicaid for your child if his father has him covered on court ordered private insurance?
If my husband gets a job and has insurance will Medicaid cancel my insurance. I am currently pregnant and didn't have insurance so I applied and got approved. Do I have the option to keep medicaid?
No. More information would be necessary to give an exact resolution, but you are not allowed to have both private insurance and Medicaid. You can not have both private insurance and medicaid at the same time. That is what is called double dipping. You husbands plan should have an option to "opt-in" to his plan if it is a group medical provided through work.