What is Medicaid?

See if you qualify for lower cost health plan

Medicaid is health care plan that’s available if you have a low income. Sometimes pregnant women, children, older people and people with a disability also qualify for this type of health plan.

Medicaid health plans cover things like:

  • Hospital stays

  • Doctor visits

  • Pregnancy care

  • Shots for children

  • Tests and x-rays

Find Medicaid Plans

Enter your ZIP code to see available Medicaid plans in your area.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid helps you get health care at a lower cost

Medicaid is a way to get health care at a lower cost – or sometimes at no cost to you. Check with your state's Medicaid office for more information on Medicaid eligibility.

Medicaid options for children

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is another option for some families. CHIP gives low-cost coverage to children whose parents make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

You might qualify – even if you didn’t before

Check to see if you qualify for Medicaid under new rules that help more people get this kind of help.

You can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP at any time of year. If you qualify, your coverage can begin right away.

To learn more, visit uhccommunityplan.com

Looking for educational content about Medicaid?

Visit Medicaid Made Clear to learn what Medicaid is, who Medicaid serves, the history of Medicaid and view our glossary of Medicaid-related terms.

Medicare and Medicaid

Check into UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete®, also called Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNP). It’s for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare. These plans are available in some states. D-SNP can help you get more benefits and features than you can with Original Medicare.

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Don't have an account? Register at myuhc.com/CommunityPlan.1


  1. Some health plans are not connected with myuhc.com/CommunityPlan. For information on your plan, call the Member Services number on the back of your member ID card.