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Can you use Medicaid in any state? Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23429 posts
11th Dec '11

I have a friend whose son has Mississippi Medicaid bc of a congenital heart condition. Her husband might get transferred to Texas. I heard that you can only use Medicaid in the state it's granted in. Is that true?

mama gee. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 29211 posts
11th Dec '11

Yeah. My ignorant ass cousin-in-law skipped town pregnant, with a heart condition and was bitching that FL would not accept her OH medicaid.

Amy {30+} 19 kids; Wisconsin 24541 posts
11th Dec '11

Yes he would have to get on Texas Medical Assistance

krstn157 Due March 3; 2 kids; Georgia 659 posts
11th Dec '11

She will Have to apply in the new state.

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21193 posts
status 11th Dec '11

is it the same if you get in a accident or something while out of state?

Zipo Bibrok [LIVR] 3 kids; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 10565 posts
11th Dec '11

If you move it's really easy to change states with no lapse in coverage and it will always cover emergencies.

CachetNicole Due July 30 (girl); 3 kids; Atlanta, Georgia 61 posts
11th Dec '11

Medicaid will work in anther state, as long as your going to the emergency room because accidents do happen. If you try to use it for the birth of your child, they will deny it and you will be responsible for the cost.

ChibiRamen 19 kids; Warsaw, Indiana 1526 posts
11th Dec '11
Quoting Chuck Bass:" I have a friend whose son has Mississippi Medicaid bc of a congenital heart condition. Her husband might ... [snip!] ... Her husband might get transferred to Texas. I heard that you can only use Medicaid in the state it's granted in. Is that true?"


You "sort of" can use it in another state. They will usually take it but it will not cover the full expense and it's only for like emergency care. Like if you need to go to the ER or walk in clinic. If you are moving you need to re apply for that states medicaid. This is what I have been told, it could be out of date now...

mama gee. 3 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 29211 posts
11th Dec '11
Quoting Bad {MAM} -A- Jamma:" is it the same if you get in a accident or something while out of state?"


Emergencies are the only things covered.

Ronnie RadKat 3 kids; Arizona 21193 posts
status 11th Dec '11
Quoting mama gee.:" Emergencies are the only things covered."


Oh I see, thanks! I was actually wondering about that recently

Aristotle's birth-giver 1 child; Travelers Rest, South Carolina 940 posts
11th Dec '11

Soon after i moved to south carolina from another state, i had to go to the hospital for severe pain in my abdomen, and they did not accept my medicaid.