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  • Medicaid is a jointly-funded, Federal-State health insurance program for certain low-income and needy people. It covers approximately 36 million individuals including children, the aged, blind, and/or disabled, and people who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments (like SSI). Rules on eligibility for Medicaid vary from state to state, but you might be eligible if your hospital bills are only partially covered. Medicaid sometimes pays transportation and prescription costs. Phone your local or county service department to find the number for the Medicaid office in your area. For free help with both SSI and Medicaid, FAX the Childhood Cancer Ombudsman Program at (804) 580-2502 or 2304.