Medicaid Programs

There are several different Medicaid programs depending on you and your family’s age, income, and special needs. When you apply for Medicaid, an eligibility specialist will determine which programs are available to you and your family.

Medicaid programs include:
  • Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) or Community Medicaid
    This is the most common type of Medicaid, providing health insurance through Managed Care Plans to adults age 19-64, children, and families that meet eligibility and income-based requirements.  Gross monthly income must fall within 138 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, and can not be receiving Medicare or Supplemental Security Income.
  • Categorically Needy or Aged, Blind, and Disabled (ABD)

    Aged Individuals - 65 and older

    Disabled Individuals

    Blind Individuals

  • Medicare Premium Assistance Programs  These programs help Medicare recipients pay for monthly premiums and, in some cases, co-pays.

  • Long-Term Care
    These programs help pay for long-term care. There are options for home and community-based care, care in a facility, and additional services.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid has more information about programs and initiatives and information about services available on the ODM Website.

The Process for Applying

  1. Apply Online
  2. Call 844-640-OHIO (6446), Mon – Fri 8am to 4pm
  3. Visit your local library for help applying online, by phone, or by fax
  4. In-person at a Neighborhood Family Service Center


Medicaid Managed Care Plans

About Cuyahoga County Medicaid Managed Care Plans

Medicaid Long-Term Care

Long-term care options for Cuyahoga County residents who are Medicaid eligible.

Skilled Care Services

Skilled care services help seniors and adults with disabilities age successfully and independently in their own homes.

Ohio Home Care Waiver

DSAS offers skilled and home support services to adults with disabilities age 18-59 through the Ohio Home Care Waiver Program.


Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to millions of low-income Americans. Like other health insurance plans, Medicaid can help pay for doctor’s visits, hospital expenses, long-term care, and more.

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