MD health connection: Health care workers could see health insurance coverage

Health care and medical professionals who work in hospitals and other health care facilities are eligible for Medicaid under the new Medicaid expansion that will be rolled out in the coming months.

Health care providers and health insurance companies are also eligible for the expansion.

The expansion will cover about 6 million people in 19 states, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

More than half of the expansion’s coverage will be available to Medicaid-eligible people who work at a hospital, nursing home, outpatient clinic, clinic or hospital outpatient program, the government said.

The first enrollees in the expansion will be eligible for health insurance in 2019, according the CMS.

That’s before anyone in their family is eligible for coverage through the expansion, the federal agency said.

People who are eligible to enroll in the Medicaid expansion must be at least 65 and have no dependents.

Medicaid does not cover medical or dental care.