Congress has restored Medicaid eligibility for citizens from one of the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Nations residing in the United States.

Posted on February 09, 2021

Hawaii residents who are citizens from the Compact of Free Association nations (COFA) -
Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

You may now be eligible for Medicaid. We encourage you to apply to Med-QUEST:

  1. Online at https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov
  2. By phone at 808-524-3370 (Oahu) or 1-800-316-8005 (Neighbor Islands)
  3. Meet with a Kokua from the Med-QUEST Community Partners to complete your application https://medquest.hawaii.gov/en/resources/community-partners.html

Ngeni aramasen ekkewe muun Compact of Free Association  (COFA) - Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

Iei ewe Medicaid a pwan suk sefan ngeni kich.  Iei popun ach kapasen pesepes ngeni kich sia tongeni amasou ngeni  Med-QUEST:  Iei anen omw kopwe amasaou ngeni:

1.  Won nain ren  https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov
2.  Kori ekkei fon nampa ren  808-524-3370 (Oahu) 1-800-316-8005 (Neighbor Islands)
3.  Churi ika kori emon ekkewe Kokua seni  Med-QUEST Community Partners an epwe anisuk ren noum we taropwen amasou.  Ika anisuk ne amasou won ei nenien: https://medquest.hawaii.gov/en/resources/community-partners.html

Ong kumwail akan me wia towe mehlel in Compact of free Association de (COFA) - Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

En wehwehieng wehi me kumwail kakehr en iang naineki medicaid. Eri se men kangongongeh kin kumwail en nsohnohkihda ong iang alehda de wiahda sapwelmamwail Med-QUEST:

1. Mwail kak ketla online ni website https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov
2. De eker nempehn delepwohn 808-524-3370 (Oahu) de 1-800-316-8005 (Neighbor Islands)
3. De komw kak tueng tohn doadoahk en med-quest en sewesei komwi audehda sapwelmomwi application https://medquest.hawaii.gov/en/resources/community-partners.html

Mwet ke Compact of Free Assciation nations (COFA) – Federated Stae of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

Sulpac na ikacklah kasru ke Medicaid nuh sesr.  Kuht lihksreni kwacfe sesr kewa in nwacklah ke Med-Quest:

1. Nwacklah online ke https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov
2. Pangon nampuh se 808-525-3370 (Oahu) kuh 1-800-3005 ( Neighbor Islands)
3. Kuh sifana osun nuh sin mwet Kokua ke Med-Quest Community Partners in kasruh nwaklah application lom an https://medquest.hawaii.gov/en/resources/community-partners.html

Kulo Ma Lulap

Armej in lal ko iumin Compact of Free Association (COFA) eo – Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau

Kom maron apply nan Medicaid eo kio.  Kim ej rōjañ bwe komin apply ilo Med-QUEST: 

1. online ilo https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov
2. Ilo telephone kom naj call e 808-524-3370 (Oahu) ak 1-800-316-8005 (Neighbor Islands)
3. Jibadrōk Kokua ro rej mottan Med-QUEST Community Partners nan aer jipañ kanne application eo am https://medquest.hawaii.gov/en/resources/community-partners.html

Med-QUEST is excited to provide this information on the restoration of Medicaid access for our friends and neighbors who are citizens from one of the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Nations (Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia.)  We are delighted that this long-advocated for change has finally come.  Our Congressional delegation, spearheaded by Senator Hirono and Senator Schatz, are to be commended for their successful negotiations in getting this measure passed.  Here is some key information:

  • Effective 12/27/2020,  Hawaii residents who are citizens of one of the COFA Nations will have access to Medicaid coverage.
  • While Hawai‘i has continued to provide coverage to eligible children and pregnant women and has used State-only funds to cover those who are 65 and over, blind, or disabled, this new law restores federal funding and support of Medicaid for all COFA citizens who reside in the U.S.

Providers can learn more by clicking here to view Med-QUEST Provider Memo #QI-2103. 

Modified on February 09, 2021
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