Medicaid in Kentucky: How Does Medicaid Work in the Bluegrass State?

Kentucky Medicaid is available from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. There are medical assistance programs for a variety of groups including seniors, adults, children and families. You will find the eligibility requirements and coverage details vary from program to program. Let’s start by taking a look at some of the programs especially for senior citizens. In addition to traditional Medicaid, there are a variety of other programs which include things like home care, Alzheimer’s assistance, adult day care, prescription drug help, senior employment and more.

For adults that qualify, Kentucky Medicaid can help pay medical expenses. There are a number of other programs in place for adults as well. Women’s cancer screenings, adult day care, help with certain diseases and conditions, and more is available to qualifying adults who need assistance. Another program for adults is that for pregnant women. The requirements are usually easy to meet for most uninsured pregnant women and span throughout the pregnancy and a determined postpartum period. This is a good time to talk about the programs available for children.

Children can often get Medicaid if their family meets the income requirements and they are not covered under any other type of insurance. There are other programs designed to protect and care for Kentucky children as well, including programs for children with special needs. You can get immunization assistance, newborn hearing screenings, help with issues relating to early childhood development, and more.

For families, Kentucky Medicaid is available for low-income families who meet eligibility requirements. There are also programs for needy families such as the the Kentucky Temporary Assistance Program, food stamps, and more. If you are interested in applying for Kentucky Medicaid or any other Kentucky program, contact your local Department of Social Services or the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. You’ll learn how to apply, what the eligibility requirements are, and what verifications and documentations that you’ll need to provide before your application can be processed. At the time of application, your case will be given to a worker who will serve as helper and advocate for you and/or your family.

8 Responses to Medicaid in Kentucky: How Does Medicaid Work in the Bluegrass State?

  • Kathy Stone says:

    I need a way to begin the application process for my 85 year old parents who is alone in Elizqbethtown ky. I will not be able to come down until jan 19 and i need a way to begin the application process?? I have called the local office 3 times and they refer me to the internet , but i have yet to fine any forms etc. to begin the process.

    my dad cares for my mp 100% form getting up and laying down, goin to the bathroom , feeding her, bathing her. etc.

    They do not owb their home and the car they drive was totalled 4 months ago in a car accident and it barely running.

    please tell me who to call or who CAN CALL ME TO START THE PROCESS BEFORE 1/19

    WE WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER THE ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY AS THEY HAVE BEEN MARRIED 60 YEARS AND MY DAD PROMISED HE WOULDN’T PUT HER IN A NURSING HOME.
    PLEASE HELP US AND ADVISE ME AS I AM THEIR ONLY CHILD WITH 6 CHILDREN OF MY OWN AND SEPERATED FROM MY HUSBAND AT THIS TIME.

    i AM DESPERATE TO START THE APPLICATION PROCESS PLEASE ADVISE??

    i UNFORTUNATEOY LIVE IN ARIZONA ,BUT WILL BE COMING THEIR JAN 19 AS THIS IS THE SOONEST i CAN GET THERE.

    KATHY JO STONE
    520-247-4263

  • lEXIE BARR says:

    kENTUCKY medicaid!! Thank You Very Much!! i sure do hope i can get some more help. i need some one to help me lots of time!! so much to say no need.bad luck comes to all of us!! Very Respectfullly. Lexie Barr 152 longleaf lane Florence. ky 41042

  • Rebecca says:

    I don’t understand why my mom that has been diagnosed with Diabetes and Peripherial artery disease can’t get medicaid? She only get $560 month for income but they say she makes to much? She currently has a blood clot in her leg and can’t have the surgery cause we can’t afford it! She has been turned down by medicaid as well as disability, if anyone has any ideas for help on getting insurance for surgery please let me know.

    Thanks!

  • Susan Helton says:

    My mother has recently had her medicaid benefits discontinued. She is low income and 86 years old in very bad health. She currently resides in a nursing home. She does receive medicare. My father passed away 14 years ago. She owns no property of any sort. Can you please give me some reasons why this would have happened. Thank you very much. A speedy response would be greatly appreciated .

    Thank You,
    Susan Helton

  • Kentucky Resident says:

    I am also on Social Security and cant get medicaid because I make to much. My case worker said that if you make more than $468 a month you cannot get medicaid. The state needs to up the monthly allowment. I know that Virginia is $800 a month and that doesnt include Child Support. I don’t understand why this state, that has so many unemployed single mothers can’t get medicaid because they make to much. But if I was a drunk, I can get medicaid, Social Security and a free place to stay. Must be nice a drunk gets more than a child.

  • Ron says:

    My 19 year old daughter is pregnant. She lives with me and my husband. We have a total of 5 in our household but we are over the income level. She is currently on my insurance. She works a part time job and goes to school and supports herself for the most part except paying for rent/electric. Can she apply for a medical card with only her income reported and without my income reported?

  • patty says:

    My mom is on Medicaid and in a nursing home. the nursing home tells me that she needs a “dual eligible plan that works well with medicaid.

    Is this true and if so, where does someone with $40 a month income get a supplemental plan?

    Thank you

  • Britt says:

    My sister was told she would get Medicaid coverage 6 months after she had her baby & that the baby would receive it until she was a year old. They cut hers out 2 mths after and the baby’s at 6 mths? Why?

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