Some employees, especially those with children, are Medicaid eligible. Medicaid is a government health insurance program for families and persons with limited assets, resources, and income.
Medicaid is funded by both state and federal governments, with state governments in charge of administering the program. This leads to varying eligibility requirements between the states.
If you’re injured in a work accident, your employer’s workers compensation insurance company may deny the claim and refuse to offer a panel of physicians from which to treat. If this happens, you should seek treatment using either your private health insurance or Medicaid coverage. You must seek medical treatment to have a chance of winning your Virginia workers compensation claim.
Using private health insurance or Medicaid to get medical treatment, however, adds to the list of things you must consider when pursuing your claim. Medicaid will want you to protect its interests if it pays for medical care related to your work injury.