If you are looking to apply for Medicaid in Iowa then read the information below. Though we try to provide accurate information please note this is for informational purposes. We recommend you contact your Iowa Medicaid Office to verify these eligibility requirements.
Iowa Medicaid Overview
Medicaid is for eligible persons who need help getting care and paying medical bills.
Iowa Medicaid Eligibility
Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or legal aliens and live in Iowa. Undocumented immigrants are eligible too, but only for emergency Medicaid.
Medicaid Income Requirements In Iowa
Pregnant women: 300% FPL.
Parents/caretakers living with children ages 0-18: 83% FPL.
Children ages 0-5: 133% FPL.
Children ages 6-19: 100% FPL.
Aged, blind, and disabled: Singles earning 75% FPL with asset limit $2,000, and couples earning 83% FPL with asset limit of $3,000.
Documents You May Need
Proof of identification
Proof you are a U.S. Citizen or national
Proof of Social Security Number or that you have applied for one
Proof of any health insurance premium paid
Proof of income
Proof of current living address in Iowa
Proof of bank accounts, stock, bonds, etc.
Medicaid Coverage In Iowa
For regular Medicaid beneficiaries: It offers inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician services, medical and surgical dental services, nursing facility services for persons aged 21+, family planning services, nurse/midwife services, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental services, physical therapy, therapies for speech hearing and language disorders, occupational therapy, prescribed drugs, prosthetic devices, vision, mental health, hospice care and more.
For undocumented immigrants: Up to 3 days of Medicaid is available to pay for the cost of emergency services for aliens who do not meet citizenship, alien status, or social security number requirements. The emergency services must be provided in a facility such as a hospital, clinic, or office that can provide the required care after the emergency medical condition has occurred.