Medicaid is a program designed to protect low-income individuals as well as families who qualify and also works similar to Medicare. Each state runs its own Medicaid program, therefore the benefits and options may be different. Because of this, Nevada's program is unique. Medicaid in Nevada is funded through a combination of state as well as federal government funds.
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Beginning January of 2014, Medicaid eligibility in Nevada was expanded from 100% of federal poverty level (FPL). Before it was roughly $11,700 annual income per single adult to 138% FPL. Now it is roughly $16,105 annual income per single adult. A rough estimate (not including assets or other factors) individuals who make below the following amounts for their household size will qualify for Medicaid. Therefore, you can see below that income eligibility amount increases as household size increases. The following are estimates for 2014:

The way we recommend applying for Medicaid is through the HAWC clinic in Reno. They have the knowledge and expertise. The HAWC will move you through the application process quickly as well as efficiently. Most of all, they can also answer any questions you have about how Medicaid works.
The HAWC clinic in Reno can be reached using the following information:
  • HAWC Clinic
  • 1055 S. Wells Ave | Reno NV 89502
  • Phone: 775-329-6300

Medicaid covers a variety of services including:

  • Hospital Care, inpatient as well as outpatient.
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Physician Services
  • Laboratory and also CT/MRI & X-ray Services
  • Family Planning
  • Immunizations as well as other screening.
  • Diagnostic, and also treatment services for children.
  • Health Center and Rural Health Clinic Services
  • Physician Services
  • Nurse Midwife as well as Nurse Practitioner Services
  • Physician Assistant Services
Household SizeMaximum Income Amount to Qualify for Medicaid
1$16,105
2$21,707
3$27,310
4$32,913
5$38,516
6$44,119
7$49,721
List of Agencies that Assist with Medicaid as of 2013