What is Medicaid?

Medicaid covers the costs of medical treatments and appointments for low-income people. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans is on Medicaid and receive financial help from the government for their illnesses and disabilities. 

Medicaid focuses on helping:

  • low-income children
  • pregnant women
  • families
  • adults without dependent children
  • the elderly
  • blind 
  • the permanently disabled
If you fall under a certain income level and have few personal assets you are eligible for Medicaid and can apply today. 

There are three ways to apply for Medicaid. 

  1. Apply with your MyAlaska account. Go to this website to start!
  2. Print this application and fax or mail it to your local Department of Public Assistance. 
  3. Visit your local Department of Public Assistance and fill out the application in person. 


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