The foundation of the network of coverage for health care services outside the Medicare and employment-based insurance markets is built on funding and specially designated providers established by federal and state governments. In most instances of joint funding, federal monies are provided for programs that meet broad guidelines established at the national level, but implemented and operated at the state and local levels.
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
CMS Overview of the Medicaid program. Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Grantees are automatically eligible for a cost-based reimbursement rate from Medicare and Medicaid, under the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) program, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA.