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Maryland Children’s Health Program

History

In 1998 the governor signed a law creating the Maryland Children's Health Program (MHCP), a program providing health insurance for average to low-income children and pregnant women.

Eligibility

Children up to the age of 19 and pregnant women of any age may be eligible for the new program if they have a family income that is at or below:

Maximum Family Income Limit Effective March 1, 2017
For Children

For Pregnant Women

Family Size

Family Income
at or below:

Family Income
at or below:

1

$25,447 per year

n/a

2

$34,266 per year

$42,874 per year

3

$43,086 per year

$53,909 per year

4

$51,906 per year

$64,944 per year

5

$60,726 per year

$75,979 per year

6

$69,546 per year

$87,104 per year

For each additional family member add

$8,820

$11,035

 

What does the Maryland Children's Health Program cover?
Benefits for Children Include:

  • Doctor Visits (well and sick care)
  • Hospital Care
  • Lab Work and Tests
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Benefits for Pregnant Women Include:

  • Prenatal and post-partum doctor visits
  • Hospital delivery bill
  • Lab work and tests
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Prescription Medicine (including prenatal vitamins)
  • Mental health services
  • Substances abuse services
  • Family planning services, after delivery

Questions, concerns, or problems with your Health Choice Managed Care Organization (MCO)? Call the Enrollee Action Line at 1-800-284-4510.

Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP) Premium

MCHP Premium is a low cost health insurance plan for uninsured children up to 19 years old. MCHP Premium is for families with incomes above the MCHP limit. Incomes are based on the Federal Poverty Level (FPL):

MCHP Premium

Maximum Family Income Limit,
Effective March 1, 2017

Family Size

Children above
200% through 250% FPL

Children above
250% through 300% FPL

1

$31,838 per year

$38,833 per year

2

$42,874 per year

$52,293 per year

3

$53,909 per year

$65,752 per year

4

$64,944 per year

$79,212 per year

5

$75,979 per year

$92,672 per year

6

$87,014 per year

$106,131 per year

For each additional family member add

$11,035

$13,460

You Pay

$53 per month

$66 per month

You Pay as of 6-1-2017

$54 per month

$67 per month

 

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Administrative Care Coordination Unit (ACCU)

The Administrative Care Coordination Unit serves as a resource for Medicaid recipients who experience difficulties with accessing,navigating and/or utilizing health care services. Referrals to ACCU services are primarily through health care providers, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and other social services workers. For more information, call 410-535-5400. D.C. metro area call 301-855-1353. Baltimore area call 410-269-1051.

To contact the Calvert County Maryland Children's Health Program or ACCU, call:
410-535-5400 or 301-855-1353

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