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Can you use Medicaid in any state? Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 26145 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 4 kids; Arizona 22343 posts
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 3 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 This is what I have been told, it could be out of date now...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 4 kids; Arizona 22343 posts
11th Dec '11
Quoting mama gee.:" Emergencies are the only things covered."


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

Aristotle'smommy+1 Due November 11 (boy); 1 child; Travelers Rest, South Carolina 942 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.

boysDad United States 1 posts
5th Sep '14

Although this conversation is quite dated still thought of giving an update about my most recent experience with Mississippi medicaid. We were on a trip to DC and my 11 month old son had to go to the emergency room there where we gave all his medicaid info in order for them to make the claim. After several months last week we got a bill from the hospital. United healthcare (the company managing MS medicaid) has declined it citing that the hospital doesn't have a MS medicaid ID number. When I spoke with the insurance company what they said was that the provider has to have a MS medicaid ID number in order to process the claim. I then spoke with MS medicaid and they confirmed that if the provider is not registered no payment will be made. I have two options: one is to get the hospital in VA to register with MS medicaid so they can get the payment or pay $1100+ bill by myself. Since the option one is highly unlikely I would go with the second. The lesson is if you're in MS medicaid make sure you get into emergencies while you're in the state not elsewhere. I would appreciate if anyone had a different experience while being in a similar condition as me so I can be aware. About me and the family, we moved here about two years ago from northeast and already looking for ways to get out. The circumstances that led to come here were somewhat unavoidable situation I faced at the time and complete lack of knowledge about the place. It's not just medicaid but everything is screwed here. This place can never get better with the attitude of the people. So if you're someone who is looking for coming down here I would say think again and again. It's not just because I was  denied this payment but because of many things that I and my family being through. 

Timis Irvinopulis United States 1 posts
24th Feb

how about option 3 do what every illegal immigrant or smart city person with no health care does and have done for years 
give them a fake name or fake socal sec num  and address by law they have to treat u anyway so u will get your care and they can get reimbursed from the feds this country needs universal health care anyway so do feel bad doing it millions of people do.