Quiz: What Do You Really Know About Medicaid?

July 28, 2015

This week, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicaid, a program that provides free or low-cost health insurance to those who qualify. But what do you really know about Medicaid? Test your knowledge with this quiz, and check your answers below!

  1. True or False: You can only enroll in Medicaid during open enrollment.
  2. True or False: Some states have their own name for their Medicaid and CHIP programs.
  3. True or False: If you didn’t qualify for Medicaid in the past, you could qualify now.
  4. True or False: You qualify for Medicaid based on your income.
  5. True or False: Some states don’t have Medicaid.


  1. False. If you qualify, you can sign up for Medicaid at any time during the year.
  2. True. Some states’ Medicaid programs have their own names, such as California’s Medi-Cal or Oklahoma’s SoonerCare.
  3. True. There are new rules in place, so even if you didn’t qualify for Medicaid in the past, you or someone in your family could qualify now.
  4. False. Whether you qualify for Medicaid depends on your income, your family size, and where you live.
  5. False. Every state has some form of Medicaid. Some states’ programs cover more people than others.

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