Medicaid

MEDICAID

Medicaid provides affordable and comprehensive health coverage to over 30 million children, improving their health and their families’ financial well-being. In addition to the immediate health and financial benefits that Medicaid provides, children covered by Medicaid experience long-term health and economic gains as adults. Many children receive Medicaid-covered health care not only at the doctor’s office but also often at school.
For students with disabilities, schools must provide medical services that are necessary for them to get an education as part of their special education plans, and Medicaid pays for these services for eligible children. And Medicaid’s role in schools goes beyond special education, as it also pays for health services that all children need, such as vision and dental screenings, when they are provided in schools to Medicaid-eligible children. Schools can also help enroll eligible but unenrolled children in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and connect them to other health care services and providers. Medicaid also helps schools by reducing special education and other healthcare-related costs, freeing up funding in state and school budgets to help advance other education initiatives.

How to Apply for Medicaid Expansion

  1. If you have a student that attends King George County Schools please contact the Medicaid Coordinator, Ms. Cassandra Norris, (540) 775-8619, cnorris@kgcs.k12.va.us) to schedule an appointment.
  2. Visit coverva.org to review guidelines on eligibility, items to bring to the initial meeting and general information.
  3. Attend the meeting with the required documentation to complete the application with Ms. Norris.

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