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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​​

    ​J​uly 11, 2023 - Press Release

    Maryland Department of Health releases June Medicaid renewal data and pursues additional strategies to help eligible individuals continue to receive their Medicaid benefits

    Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Department of Health today announced the release of new data from the second month of Medicaid renewals currently posted on the Department’s website. This data will be updated each month on the Department’s website to maintain transparency about Medicaid renewals. Read more...​

    ​July 3, 2023 - Press Release 

    Governor Wes Moore Announces New Medicaid Benefits to Enhance Health Care Access and Support Services for Marylanders

    Benefits expand pregnancy care coverage, support community violence intervention, and increase access to certified peer recovery services​

    ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore today announced the introduction of new Medicaid benefits that will enhance health care access and support for Marylanders. The new benefits expand pregnancy care coverage, support interventions for community violence prevention, and increase access to care for certified peer recovery services, in addition to expanding the settings where such services are provided. Read more...

    J​une 29, 2023 - Notice

    Information on waiver requests to assist healthcare providers in responding to COVID-19 has moved from this page. See Medicaid Provider Information Related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency .

    See the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more information on 1135 Waivers .

    June 9, 2023 - Press Release

    Maryland Department of Health releases first month of Medicaid renewal data, urges Marylanders on Medicaid to “check in" and update their information

    Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Department of Health today announced the initial data from the first round of Medicaid renewals, which is now posted on the Department's website. May was the first month during which Maryland processed renewals for Medicaid participants. Read more... 

    Maryland Medicaid r​enewal is not automatic this year​​. Learn more.

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