They don't need to be enrolled in Medicaid to buy health insurance. While some state-level Obamacare programs are on hold after a Congressional debate this month over funding for the system as a whole, the law says they could still be enrolled if they can demonstrate that they're "eligible by virtue of their Medicaid participation." And the states can still provide free, subsidized insurance to everyone regardless of who they are -- up until they receive their federal benefits, which will expire in 2020. After that, they just have to provide all subsidies that the insurance companies would need if they won't sell their policies to non-participating adults. That means a year and four months on the Obamacare exchanges. "We believe that we must continue as a working party to ensure that every American has access to quality health care, especially Medicaid," Haverby says. "We would love to see more states make those reforms, but we need to move on to the next big one. We want to make health care affordable for everyone." In this case, a physician, who is not currently a Medicaid cardholder, should have access to a private health insurance policy during the treatment process. Under the law, Medicaid beneficiaries may only be covered for a short time. The federal government uses the Medicaid program to provide health care. However, it sometimes tries to use it to lower spending without giving health care expenses to Medicaid enrollees, often resulting in lower income residents with fewer health care needs. The federal government also provides other services to reduce costs for low-income residents, however. For instance, the White House and House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) currently provide Medicaid under Title X programs in some states, and under the Medicare for All programs, Medicaid beneficiaries are able to access insurance and services at their local health care provider under the same programs. States with the Medicaid program have a relatively low number of people without health care coverage. But low-income residents with health care needs can still get help under the program. To get to help for a low-income person, the federal government offers private insurance policies, covered in the same health care program.