CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plans provides health coverage for Medicaid recipients in Maryland and District of Columbia. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program. CareFirst Medicaid insurance plans provide high-quality healthcare coverage and helps certain people afford healthcare, including limited-income families, children, pregnant women, parents, the elderly, people managing diabetes and people with disabilities. Requirements for eligibility vary by state.
Each state has its own Medicaid eligibility requirements and coverage. But the federal government requires coverage of certain services including:
- Hospital services
- Nursing home and home healthcare
- X-rays and lab diagnostics
- Transportation for medical care
- Pediatrician visits
If you are eligible, you can enroll in Medicaid at any time. You do not need to wait for an open enrollment period.