What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is health program run jointly by the federal and state governments in theUnited States. The program started in the early 1990s and since then has been the key source of medical funds for manyU.S.citizens with low income, the elderly and the disabled. It covers a huge array of medical and health related services, and the eligibility criteria is decided not solely by low income levels but by certain other conditions too.
Delaware’s Medicaid health plans:
Many states bundle together Medicaid services with some additional programs. The medical programs for the state ofDelawareare listed here.
Diamond State Health Plan:
This Delaware Medicaid health plan is meant for adults and children with disabilities. A number of health services are provided under this plan which includes screening, diagnosis, treatment, immunization, occupational therapy, x-ray, physician, private nursing, family planning and more. It is a managed care program under which people registered for Medicaid have to choose a health care provider that will arrange for all medical needs and preventive care facilities with the assistance of a Managed Care Organisation (MCO). The individuals who are eligible or entitled to receive Medicare facilities, and those covered by the Medicaid home or community based waiver programs are not eligible for being registered under a MCO. The Managed Care Organizations agree to provide health care services to the enrolled citizens in lieu of a fixed monthly payment from the state.
Some popular plans include:
United Healthcare community plan: available everywhere in the state ofDelaware, this plan provides medical assistance and other benefits at no extra cost. The citizens can choose from a number of doctors near them.
United Healthcare Community Plan: this is a managed care program that offers long term care to the citizens ofDelaware, ensuring they get the health care services on time.