Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility

This page provides general guidelines for the Louisiana Medicaid eligibility requirements. This is an assistance program that provides medical coverage for low-income people of all ages. The department that handles the Medicaid program is Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital. If you have questions or issues about the Medicaid application or the eligibility requirements, contact the Louisiana Medicaid office.


Louisiana Medicaid Overview

Medicaid is for eligible persons who need help paying their medical bills.


Louisiana Medicaid Eligibility Requirements - Non Income

To get full Medicaid coverage, enrollees must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens and live in Louisiana. Undocumented immigrants may only get Medicaid to cover emergencies, such as a delivery of a baby.


Documents Needed For Louisiana Medicaid Application


Louisiana Medicaid Benefits

Some of the services include audiological, chemotherapy, and chiropractic care, dental, EPSDT (children under age 21), durable medical equipment, family planning, hearing aids hemodialysis, home health, hospice, hospital inpatient and outpatient services, immunizations, long-term and community care, medical transportation, mental health, midwife services, therapy (multi-systemic, occupational, physical, speech therapy and language evaluation), optical and orthodontic services, nurses, elderly care, prescription drugs, physician services, podiatry, prenatal care, rehabilitation services, rural health clinics, STD clinics, substance abuse services, tuberculosis clinics, lab and x-rays.


Louisiana Medicaid & CHIP Eligibility Levels

Below is the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility levels for Louisiana Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Eligibility Levels - By Percentage Of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: 212%
Age 1-5: 212%
Age 6-18: 212%
250% Medicaid: 133%
CHIP: N/A
19% N/A

Eligibility Levels - Individual By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,062
Age 1-5: $2,062
Age 6-18: $2,062
$2,431 Medicaid: N/A
CHIP: N/A
$185 N/A

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Two By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $2,779
Age 1-5: $2,779
Age 6-18: $2,779
$3,277 Medicaid: $1,743
CHIP: N/A
$249 N/A

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Three By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $3,496
Age 1-5: $3,496
Age 6-18: $3,496
$4,123 Medicaid: $2,193
CHIP: N/A
$313 N/A

Eligibility Levels - Family Of Four By Monthly Income

Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Children Separate CHIP Pregnant Women Parents Other Adults
No
Age 0-1: $4,214
Age 1-5: $4,214
Age 6-18: $4,214
$4,969 Medicaid: $2,643
CHIP: N/A
$378 N/A