In today’s economic climate many people do not have or cannot afford health insurance through their employer. In situations such as this, it is very often the case that the individual is covered by a state program involving Medicaid.
Medicaid is need-based, and in reality, it is a federal program administered by the state. Medicaid is intended to be used for non-work related conditions only. If a worker is injured on the job who happens to be covered by Medicaid, it is absolutely necessary to avoid using Medicaid for treatment.