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Medicaid is a state program that covers your health costs if you have a disability or if you don't make much money. To get it, your income must be below a set amount.

Medicaid covers different services in each state. But every state includes basic services, including hospital care, health care for children, and dental care. You may have to pay a fee for Medicaid, depending on the state you live in.

Even if you did not qualify for Medicaid in the past, you may qualify under the Affordable Care Act. In some states, people with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid. In 2013, a family of four qualifies if they make less than $31,800 a year.

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