Author Topic: I'm well below poverty line and qualify for Medicaid?  (Read 927 times)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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I'm well below poverty line and qualify for Medicaid?
« on: January 19, 2016, 11:20:39 AM »
I'm 28, decided to take a sabbatical a year ago and haven't worked since.

When I was in California and signing up for health insurance a year ago through Obamacare, it said I couldn't get premium assistance or any government help because I have too many assets. However, I just moved to Nevada a couple days ago, started filling out my income info for a new health insurance plan...and it says I might qualify for Medicaid in Nevada?

I'm a bit baffled. I'll be surprised if I'm qualified and accepted.

My main concern is this: What if they determine I'm NOT qualified but they only tell me after open enrollment has closed (Jan 31)? I think I only have 30 days after a change of address to switch health insurance plans. I'm just worried shit is going to fall through. Maybe I should continue paying for my California insurance plan for Feb 2016 just in case?

Anxiety and uncertainty.


  • Pencil Stache
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I'm well below poverty line and qualify for Medicaid?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:40:19 AM »
If you have no/low (i.e., below 140%FPL) income, you should qualify for Medicaid both in CA and NV. There is no longer an asset test for people to qualify for Medicaid in states that have accepted the federal government's Medicaid expansion.

There are several other threads on the forums discussing this subject. If you search, you'll probably find them.

Good luck