Medicaid is an entitlement program that was created to provide medical assistance to individuals or families with low income. Unlike Medicare, which is funded entirely by the federal government, Medicaid is jointly funded by both federal and state governments. Each state has its own program but all states must follow federal eligibility requirements. There are many Medicaid eligibility categories that provide medical insurance for children, pregnant women, parents of eligible children, seniors and people with disabilities.
Since the cost of treating severe migraine headaches can be prohibitive, many low income individuals apply for Medicaid to ease the burden. Medicaid reimbursements are always paid directly to the provider of medical services rather than to the individual that is covered. Many classes of prescription drugs can be covered by Medicaid assuming that one meets the necessary requirements.
The first step to check for eligibility is to apply for Medicaid online. This process also outlines the eligibility requirements that must be met. Once you have applied and provided proof of income, you will receive a Medicaid identification card that can be presented to doctors or pharmacies in order to receive your benefits. Often the Medicaid benefit will cover 60-80% of the cost of many prescription medications.
Check our previous post for a full list of medications covered by Medicaid.