Apply for Medicaid Online
The Medicaid program is a joint federal-state program. This program was worked out for residents with low income. Each state has its own regulations for the Medicaid program. Medicaid includes certain medical services, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs, and hospitalization. If certain criteria are met, permanent residents of the United States who arrived in the country prior to August 22, 1996, are eligible to get Medicaid services. If certain criteria are met, most US residents who have lived in the United States for 5 or more years arrived in the country after August 22, 1996, are eligible for Medicaid services.
Online application for getting Medicaid
Do you live in Louisiana? Do you get medical insurance from Medicaid? If so, then this app is for you. Health insurance can be very difficult to understand. The Healthy Louisiana app is designed to make it easy for you to find and sign up for a health plan.
How does it work?
- Easily compare health insurance plans;
- Sign up for a health plan that fits you and your family;
- Quickly find driving directions to your nearest providers, hospitals, specialists, and more;
The application works right from your phone or tablet. When you call, real people are ready to answer your questions.
Get your Medicaid benefits. Registration is simple. Download and get started today!
Important Note: The Healthy Louisiana mobile app is for Louisiana citizens only.
The new governor of Louisiana launches Medicaid expansion plan
On his first full-time job in the Democratic Party, John Bel Edwards canceled the program from his Republican predecessor on Tuesday. He began the process of expanding the Medicaid program in Louisiana.
At a press conference, Edwards signed an order urging the State Department of Health and Hospitals to make administrative changes to begin offering health insurance to the working poor.
Former Republic Governor Bobby Jindal refused to expand this program, speaking out it will be too expensive for the state. It will result in an inappropriate increase in government spending.
But Edwards said the state should accept billions of dollars in federal funding to provide insurance coverage for working poor of Louisiana.
According to his administration, another 300,000 people will be added as part of the Medicaid program in Louisiana, mostly working poor.
Under this plan, Louisiana will join the 30 other states that have undertaken Medicaid extensions. In most southern states, expansion efforts are followed by resistance from the Republican Party.
Questions also remain whether Louisiana has enough doctors, specialists, and other health care providers who want to go to Medicaid patients to help those who ultimately get government-funded coverage.
Louisiana has not defined how to pay the state value that will be required for the expansion of Medicaid in the future. Although the federal government covers the initial full cost of the expansion program, Louisiana will rise to 10% in subsequent years. Even when Edwards issued the executive order, there were a few issues before people would receive Medicaid cards as part of the expansion.