Medicaid (or Healthy Louisiana)  is a state and federally funded health insurance plan for people with low income or disabilities. Medicaid Waivers are a specific set of services for people with developmental disabilities. Also called Home and Community-Based Waivers, they provide services to allow a person to stay in their home rather than go to a facility like a nursing home. Services may include direct service workers, therapies, respite or job support. 

You don’t have to have Medicaid to apply for Medicaid Waivers.