"MAGI" Medicaid Eligibility under the Affordable Care Act - Rules for Most People Under age 65 Without Medicare

Medicaid eligibility rules changed significantly on January 1, 2014 for some New Yorkers as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility expansion and streamlining provisions.   The expansion only applies to a population called the "MAGI" population.  Generally, the new rules do NOT apply to people over age 65 or who have Medicare at any age.  There are limited exceptions to this.   Various resources are available to explain the new rules and benefits:

CMS - Federal Medicaid and Medicare Agency

Guidance for Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Workers

NATIONAL HEALTH LAW PROGRAM - NHELP

NYS Dept. of Health

Health Care for All New York coalition - interactive Marketplace eligibility questionnaire

Click here for an interactive Marketplace eligibility questionnaire, designed to help enrollment assistors and consumers better assess their potential eligibility for Marketplace coverage based on immigration status, age and income. This questionnaire is not an official assessment of eligibility. To receive an official determination of eligibility contact the New York State of Health Marketplace at http://www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or 1-855-355-5777

Empire Justice Center 

This training, Medicaid in 2014: Understanding MAGI & the Marketplace, covers the following topics, with case examples to help illustrate how the rules apply to our clients:

LEGAL AID SOCIETY

NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP

Helpful MAGI worksheet from another state.. but should be valid in NYS



Article ID: 195
Last updated: 22 Aug, 2018
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