Arkansas Medicaid: A Look at Medicaid Programs in Arkansas

If you are interested in applying for Arkansas Medicaid coverage, you can do so through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services. Here you will not only be able to apply for Medicaid, but for other programs as well including emergency shelter, food or heating assistance. As you may already be aware, Medicaid is a federally and state administered program that provides medical coverage for individuals who cannot afford it otherwise. There are several groups that fall under the realm of Arkansas Medicaid eligibility. Medicaid is used to reimburse medical providers for services provided to eligible individuals and families.

One common group that is often able to acquire Medicaid in Arkansas are children under the age of 19 from needy or low income families. Also, a parent or other caretaker with children under the age of 18 who have an absent, unemployed or disabled parent may also be able to qualify for coverage for themselves. Pregnant women who meet eligibility requirements are also able to get full Medicaid coverage. Not only does this coverage take care of the medical expenses incurred during pregnancy, it also covers the sixty day postpartum period and extends to the newborn child.

Medicaid is also available for senior citizens over the age of 65 who meet the income requirements. Blind and disabled persons are also often able to obtain full Medicaid coverage in the state of Arkansas. There is a special program called the Medicare Savings Program which offers a limited amount of coverage to help with various expenses such as premiums, deductibles and co-payments. Individuals in need of long term health care may also be eligible for Medicaid. There are also special programs for elderly individuals who are receiving home health care instead of nursing home care. Those with developmental disabilities who also need home health care may also qualify for full coverage.

If you have questions about Medicaid coverage or eligibility, or want to apply, the first step is to contact the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services. They will assign a worker to your case who can help you apply and educate you further on the various Medicaid programs and details.

13 Responses to Arkansas Medicaid: A Look at Medicaid Programs in Arkansas

  • Hughie Don Chancey Jr. says:

    I JUST GOT MY RETRO MEDICAID AND I CANNOT FIND MY PAPER TO GO DOWN AND GET MY PICTURE TAKEN AT THE REVENUE OFFICE. PLEASE SEND ME ANOTHER ONE.

  • Evelyn M.Hudson says:

    I am on social security and have no insurance and would be interested in seeing if I qualify for Medicaid. Please notify me if you can help me.
    I am 63 years old.

  • Kelle Carter says:

    I am on SSI disability $963 per month as of NOV 2007. Nov 2008 is when i become eligible for Medicare coverage, meanwhile, I am having extreme difficulty w/my medical bills and the drama w/reinstating my medicaid coverage for the 3rd time. I DO NOT understand “spin down”. I DO understand that my unpaid medical bills must be 3X my monthly SSI, however; I have never been assigned a casworker to communicate with regarding my status, how the figures are calculated or ANYTHING. I recenly rcvd a letter stating my medicaid was “reinstated” for the time period 3/31/08 to 5/31/08. The notice came on 5/27/08.

  • Kelle Carter says:

    I am on SSI disability $963 per month as of NOV 2007. Nov 2008 is when i become eligible for Medicare coverage, meanwhile, I am having extreme difficulty w/my medical bills and the drama w/reinstating my medicaid coverage for the 3rd time. I DO NOT understand “spin down”. I DO understand that my unpaid medical bills must be 3X my monthly SSI, however; I have never been assigned a casworker to communicate with regarding my status, how the figures are calculated or ANYTHING. I recenly rcvd a letter stating my medicaid was “reinstated” for the time period

    3/31/08 to 5/31/08. The notice came on 5/27/08.

  • Jessica says:

    I am pregnant. I amnot a citezen of America but I am staying with a freind of mine in Arkansas who assists me with a small alllowance every week. Will I be elgible for medicare?

  • Lyndsey Hardman says:

    I’m five months pregnant and my husband has been laid off since November. I went and applied for the pregnancy medicaid and food stamps. Well we recieved the food stamps but because I own a car that is worth $5,000 I can’t recieve the medicaid. I don’t understand that. I can’t get any help because of that. I have absolutely no income but maybe if I was some woman on drugs living of the government with 6 kids by 5 different daddies I would be good to go. Can someone explain this to me?

  • DON CHANCEY JR. says:

    I think Medicare is at its greatest as far as choices and coverage. Now with vision and dental avalible. Private Insurances that I used to be covered by at former employers are now covering seniors and the disabled at approx the same coverage. I am a civil liberateran but vote democrat. I am opposed to a universal health plan. I know people in Canada and oather countries who wait 4-5 months for an M.R.I. If you think you have to wait a long time at the hospital E.R. Wait till there is free health care. People with nothing better to do will fabricate diseases and pains for attention and a free meal and room. Also junkies will have a free shot at a try at a Dr. so they can try every one in town at the working man and womans expence. Its not broken so dont try fixing our current system. We may have flaws,but not like socialized medicine. All Doctors and hospital employees are opposed to this idea. I am a disabled Respiratory Therapist and worked at a local hospital for 9 years and as a LPN for 3 before being disabled in a car accident. I still speak to hospital staff and voulentueer at a few Dr.s offices and we have discussed this topic in depth at every facilaty.No one that I have spoken with is in favor of this outrageous expence to our country.

  • Alice says:

    I am an international student who is spending my sixth year in Arkansas. Now I am pregnant and my fiancee is an international student as well. Am I qualified for any type of Medicaid in Arkansas? Please help and thanks for your time and patience.

  • Lura Thuneman says:

    I am 61 and wondered if I can get medicaid . I have health concerns and too young for medicare. My spouse has VA Health coverage and I am worried about my health.

  • Patty Bell says:

    My daughter is 16 and pregnat she has gotton married. He is a student at the local college, she has gotton her GED. Neither of them has a job. They live in his parents basement, which has been converted in to a apartment. She has medicaid becasue we are a low income family. But now that she is married she has had to reapply for medicaid and for food stamps, they asked for his parents income. She was told that she was unable to calim him. His parents does not provide them with food just a place to live free. Me and her father has food stamps and since she is our child I do provide her with some food. When they run out they come and stay with us until I am able to buy more for her. Her medciad has been cut off. We never recived a letter stateing why or that it was being cut off. Could the reason be because of his parents income? What can we do?

  • Tina Jackson says:

    does pregnant womens medicaid pay for dental work, my mouth hurts sooooo bad

  • LeAnn Johnson says:

    I am a mother of one (9 months) and expecting our second child. The insurance I carried with my first pregnancy was canceled to due to my husband changing jobs. We chose to continue coverage but they were very uncooperative. They would not offer any information on the continuing coverage with out a $1400.00 down payment. The insurance canceled on the 1st of August, I delivered on the 12th!!! I recently found out I am expecting now I cannot get any private insurance, because they will not except a pregnant policy holder. Also they will not put a child alone on a policy. My husband receives military insurance but cannot offer it to our family because he is now reserves. Medicaid won’t take me because our income exceeds the limit. However they DON’T ask what your debt to income ratio is. I thought the program was meant for those who need it!!!!!! That is obviously not the case.

  • debbie walls says:

    hello, i want to know how can i find out who my primary care doctor is, because the doctor i had wanted to know if he was still my doctor or was it changed, or did i chang it.

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