What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a program that pays for medical care bills, prescriptions, hospital stays, surgeries, xrays, and routine preventative care for eligible individuals and families.

In North Carolina, the Medicaid program is administered by the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) through the Department of Human Resources.

If you are eligible for Medicaid you will receive a Medicaid identification card each month. Each eligible family member has a specific recipient MID number; however, in some instances, not every member of the same family may be eligible for Medicaid. Family members are only eligible for Medicaid if their names and MID numbers appear on the card.

Medicaid is broken into two categories:


Family & Children

Within these two categories of Medicaid there are several types of assistance. In order to receive Medicaid, individuals must meet certain requirements for the type of assistance they are applying for. Also, financial and non-financial criteria must be met for each group. All have income limits, and some have resource limits. Your caseworker will explain these to you.

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