Medicaid is a federally funded program with a state match for people at or below the poverty level. Eligibility is based on income and assets. Statistics indicate that students who do not receive regular medical care miss more school than students who do, often for simple ear infections and dental problems.
Jordan School District Health Services Staff will publicize the open enrollment for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Primary Care Network (PCN), and Utah’s Premium Partnership for Health Insurance, as well as the benefits of Medicaid. Health Services staff members will facilitate the application process enabling families to get the services they need more quickly. In addition, our department will educate district staff to allow them to identify and refer appropriate families to Health Services.
Little Known Facts About MEDICAID & CHIP
- Jordan School District can assist you in applying for Medicaid or CHIP.
- Many children with disabilities qualify for Medicaid or a Medicaid Waiver.
- If your child has DSPD services you may qualify for Disability Medicaid.
- If you are caring for grandchildren, they may be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP.
- An adult who is caring for a child, but is not the parent may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
- There are no asset limits with CHIP.
- If you have health insurance and pay too much for it, you may qualify for Medicaid.
- Emergency Medicaid is available in some circumstances despite citizenship status.
- To qualify for Medicaid at the age of 18, parent’s income and assets are not counted.
- Even if you have health insurance, SSI, or your child has a trust you may qualify for Medicaid.
- In most cases, children with disabilities can continue Medicaid benefits into adulthood.
- Medicaid means Insurance not Welfare.