JaredS Wrote: You will never know if you qualify for Medicaid if you don't apply for coverage. Your eligibility will depend on a variety of factors, most importantly whether your state expanded Medicaid and how much you earn each year. Different states have different qualifications, but you will never know if you qualify if you don't begin the application process, which is as easy as going to Healthcare.gov and filling out an application.While there are specific dates you can sign up for Obamacare, there is no such restraint on when you can apply for Medicaid. That means that you can apply for Medicaid 365 days a year. So if you are on the fence and don't know if you qualify then there's no need to wait!