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Programs must provide health care coverage to all full-time members even if they are eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid recipients are not waived from health care coverage. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has taken the position that members receiving Medicaid have coverage available to them through AmeriCorps. Because Medicaid "wraps around" other available health care coverage, Medicaid will pick up only the costs that are not covered under the AmeriCorps policy. Members who remain on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will continue to receive Medicaid for their dependents. Members who lose TANF due to the living allowance, usually can continue to receive extended Medicaid coverage for their dependents for up to one year. Members should consult their caseworker before enrolling in AmeriCorps.

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