Find out if your Medicaid program counts as minimum essential coverage
Most Medicaid programs are considered "minimum essential coverage" (also known as
Any health insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act requirement for coverage. The fee for not having health insurance no longer applies. This means you no longer pay a tax penalty for not having health coverage.
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). This means they meet the requirement for having health coverage under the health care law.
If your Medicaid program counts as minimum essential coverage: You are not eligible for a premium tax credit or other savings to enroll in a Marketplace insurance plan. You should immediately end Marketplace insurance for anyone in your household who is enrolled in these Medicaid programs and is also using premium tax credits with a Marketplace plan.
If your Medicaid program DOESN’T count as minimum essential coverage: You are eligible for premium tax credits and other savings on a Marketplace insurance plan, if you qualify based on your income and other criteria.
Select your state and we’ll tell you if your Medicaid coverage counts as minimum essential coverage, and what action to take.