Wyoming Medicaid is a health care program that is jointly funded by the state and the federal government to provide health care to the residents of Wyoming who qualify for it. Medicaid also called as “Equity care “in Wyoming plays an important role in the health and well-being of many families, children and individuals. Medicaid has provided access to health insurance for over 80,000 residents of Wyoming.
Medicaid program covers children, adults, elderly and disabled people with low-income. Wyoming Medicaid Benefits provides health care benefits to people who are citizens of US and who are residents of Wyoming and whose income is below the Federal Poverty Level.
Medicaid Health Care Programs
Medicaid provides the following health care programs:
Wyoming Medicaid Benefits for Children and Pregnant Women
Pregnant women in Wyoming receive Medicaid benefits if their income is 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Medicaid coverage for pregnant women includes prenatal care, labor, delivery, doctor’s visits and other pregnancy related care. Children born to pregnant women who receive Medicaid for the date of delivery are automatically eligible for Medicaid. In Wyoming, Medicaid pays for the child’s periodic checkups.
Wyoming Medicaid Benefits for Adults, Elderly and the Disabled
Medicaid pays the Medicare premiums, deductibles and co-payments for the disabled and the elderly individuals of Wyoming. Individuals with permanent disabilities and who require home care, hospice care and skilled nursing care will be provided the necessary care if they are considered medically necessary by a physician.
Parents who receive benefits from the Power program which is a Pay after performance program in Wyoming which offers temporary support for needy families and dependent children, should know that, when they get a job and their benefits from Power program end, they still can stay on Medicaid for a 12 month transitional period.