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City Announces Medicaid Application Changes

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, city residents now have access to the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace to purchase health insurance. City residents who are already covered by Medicaid or the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security programs will remain on those programs. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not affect eligibility or enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries.
Effective immediately, Richmond residents are now able to file applications for Medicaid in several different methods with no interview or office visit required. For many applications, verification will be provided electronically via the new federal Data Hub. Verification from applicants can also be provided by mail, fax, e-mailed scans, or in person.
·Applications for subsidized health insurance can be filed on-line via the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.govor by calling 1-800-318-2596. These applicants will also be evaluated for Medicaid eligibility…