Medicaid provides medical benefits to low-income individuals and families. Although the federal government establishes the general rules for Medicaid, specific requirements are established by each state. In Louisiana, over a million residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, most of whom are children under 19. The Louisiana Medicaid Program operates within the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
What this libguide can do:
- Provide basic information about Medicaid in Louisiana;
- Provide basic information on the process of applying for Medicaid; and
- Provide resources for additional information and services.
What this libguide cannot do:
- Provide a full and complete guide to Medicaid; or
- Replace the advice of an attorney.
Applying for Medicaid or appealing a Medicaid rejection is a common legal issue. Some people can apply or appeal without professional legal assistance. Those not represented by professional legal assistance are often referred to as self-represented litigants.
The guide is meant to help someone who is not represented by a lawyer understand the general rules and application process of Medicaid. It is not a complete guide to the law nor does it discuss every issue or aspect of the law that may affect your case.This information is not meant to replace State laws or Court Rules. The purpose of this guide is to give general information and make it easier for you to obtain benefits if you qualify.
The information in this guide is intended to provide the user with general information and not legal advice. While we strive to include the most recent information, some items may change between updating periods. For additional resources and/or to find referrals to free or low-cost attorneys, please visit the Law Library of Louisiana's guide for self-represented litigants.