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Unformatted text preview: Medicaid has the capability of sending a bill straight to the patient. If the patient receives a service that has no coverage then the eligibility group to which that person belongs will send a bill. The patient might also have to pay a co-pay for certain services, but this is all based on the guidelines of the residing state. Virtually all emergency services are covered for patients with Medicaid. When the state and federal government involve themselves with insurance, there are strict guidelines that must be followed. For example, the poverty guideline; this is used to figure out a certain level of poverty in order to be used to find a program that fits well with the person). There are other programs that each state offers (that do not receive federal funding) if a person needs assistance but does not qualify for Medicaid....
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- Spring '11