Effective January 1, 2014, Medicaid will be expanded to include individuals between the ages of 19 up to 65 (parents, and adults without dependent children) with incomes up to 138% FPL based on modified adjusted gross income. To get a very broad overview of Medicaid Expansion 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, watch the video to the right.
How does the Affordable Care Act affect eligibility for Medicaid?
- Creates a new Medicaid group - Newly Eligible Individuals age 19 up to 65 who:
- Have income below 138% FPL
- Meet citizenship requirements
- Are not incarcerated
- Are not entitled to Medicare
- Changes to income and deductions for existing Medicaid groups:
- Pregnant Women
- Families (Parents/Caretaker Relatives)
- Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) methodology used for income calculation is the IRS
- Countable income
- Income deductions
- Additional methods for determining income and deductions
- Household composition - mirrors federal income tax filing rules
- No asset/resource limits
- 12 month certification periods
- Simplified application and renewal process for:
- The following groups will not have any changes in eligibility for Medicaid:
- Aged, Blind or Disabled individuals
- Foster Care children
- SSI cash recipients
Check out the Medicaid Expansion 2014 sidebar navigation located on the upper left to get to the additional project web content.