Staying On Medicaid After Marriage?

My fiancee is currently on Medicaid and needs it for her plantar fasciitis. I am currently insured through the healthcare marketplace. She makes less than $10K a year, but I make $35K a year. Can she keep her benefits after we get married? We have no kids.

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February 1, 20180 found this helpful
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When the two of you get married, medicaid will consider combined household income, not just yours or her income individually. If the income puts you over the income limit for two, it could mean she'd lose her Medicaid. You'll have to check what the bracket is.

You could also check your employers insurance to see how much co-pay would be and if they'll cover her plantar fasciitis.

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February 22, 20180 found this helpful
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Medicaid is very strict about enforcing the requirements/qualifications for receiving benefits so due to the increase in total income I feel sure your fiancee would loose that free coverage.

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  • You should check with your insurance to see if she can be added as usually a wife can be added (even with disabilities) but your premium will increase.
  • Please remember, Medicaid is a government agency and benefits are for individuals/families who cannot afford to pay for insurance coverage.
  • It is always best to report changes in income as soon as possible so as to avoid any problems.
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February 1, 20180 found this helpful

Once you get married, your incomes are combined. If the new income is higher than Medicaid allows, she will be cut off

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