Because Medicaid is a joint program between the federal and state government, every state has their own way of managing it. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid is a program of eligibility. Qualifying for this program requires submitting an application to the state and meeting certain minimum requirements.
Nebraska provides a variety of insurance programs through Medicaid. Those programs include basic medical coverage, Home and Community Based Waiver Services and programs for nursing homes. You can start learning more about what’s available by visiting the state’s Medicaid website: http://dhhs.ne.gov. We also encourage you to look at the state’s Department of Aging website: http://enoa.org/.
While both resources are very helpful, most people still have plenty of questions. Life Care Legal Counselors will be happy to answer those questions in a one-on-one setting, along with working through all other elements of long-term care planning. Call 402-979-8400 to schedule a consultation.