Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Some states have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover all people below certain income levels. CHIP for adults typically includes thorough pregnancy coverage, because the purpose of the coverage is to protect the newborn. This can include treatment like ultrasounds and check-ups throughout the pregnancy, prenatal vitamins and even the hospitalization typically required to give birth.
CHIP covers birth up to age 19 unless otherwise noted in parentheses. CHIP gives states the option to cover pregnant women and children from conception to . Families can apply for CHIP and adultBasic at the same time using the same form. There are several ways you can apply for coverage. If you have any questions about the application or the income documents you need to submit, please call us weekdays toll free
adultBasic. Eligibility requirements. To qualify: Annual household income must meet the Income Guidelines (PDF).; Adults cannot be enrolled in any private or governmental group or individual health program, including Medicare, and cannot have had health insurance for the past 90 days (unless the adult is losing CHIP coverage or the applicant or the spouse lost health insurance because they are.