Medicaid Awareness Month: National Health Law Progam (HealthLaw.org) · New Jersey Medicaid · NJ Healthcare Enrollment Assistance · Medicaid.gov · NJ Medicaid Helpline: 1-800-356-1561
Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid is funded and administered by state and federal government.
To be eligible for New Jersey Medicaid, a person must:
· be a resident of New Jersey
· be a U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
· meet specific standards for financial income and resources
In addition, a person must fall into one of the following categories:
· Families with dependent children
· People who are 65 years of age or older, blind, or permanently disabled
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) believes that health equity is achieved when a person’s characteristics and circumstances — including race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, class, disability, health, immigration status, nationality, religious beliefs, language proficiency, or geographic location — do not predict their health outcomes.
Our work prioritizes enforcing and advancing health rights for low-income people, including the right to high-quality and comprehensive health coverage and care. The extreme income and wealth inequality in our country is a collective failure resulting from structural racism and political and economic systems designed to produce and reproduce disparities in our society. Our responsibility is to build systems that eliminate discriminatory barriers to health, disrupt harmful stereotypes, promote health equity, and support people who may be experiencing difficult circumstances.