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    Welcome to Maryland Medicaid

    What is Medicaid?

    Medicaid is a public health insurance program. It is free or low-cost health insurance for eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities. It is the largest health care program in the United States.

    In Maryland, Medicaid covers about 1.8 million people. Nearly one in four Marylanders get their health insurance through Medicaid. Half of those covered are children. Locally, people also call it Medical Assistance.

    ​​​Maryland Medicaid News and Announcements​​
    ​​April 1, 2024 - Notice HealthChoice Managed Care Members

    ​​​On May 1, 2024, most Medicaid members in a HealthChoice health plan will now pay a $1 or $3 copay for most prescriptions. There is still no copay for family planning drugs or vaccines.
    Some members will still have no copay for any drug. There is no copay for those who are younger than 21, pregnant, Native American, or living in long-term care.

    If you have any questions about a prescription copay, call your HealthChoice health plan. You can find their phone number on the back of your member ID card or on our website. See ​​Welcome to HealthChoice​.

    ​February 29, 2024 - Request for Public Comment
    ​The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will submit a 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waiver renewal application for the Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism Waiver) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to renew the five year term for the Autism Waiver effective July 1, 2024. 
    Public comments can be submitted from February 29, 2024 through March 28, 2024. Learn more...​
    ​​February 29, 2024 - Notice
    On February 21, 2024, Change Healthcare experienced a cypersecurity issue resulting in a network outage. The Maryland Department of Health has investigated and found no sign that the Change Healthcare cyber-attack compromised our systems. For more information and resoures, see our dedicated Change Healthcare Cybersecurity Incident Updates page.
    ​Februrary 16, 2024 - eMedicaid Notice Update
    ​​eMedicaid Users:  On or about February 21, 2024,  you will need to use email multi-factor authentication to log in to your eMedicaid online account. You will need to enter a one-time passcode to access your account. Each time you log in, you will receive a temporary code by email. If your email address in your user profile is not up to date, you will not be able to access your account. Contact your local administrator if you are unable to access your account, need help to update your email address or to reset your password.​