NY resident, tried to enroll in new Insurance plan, was told I qualified for Medicaid–confused

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So I’m living in New York, I finished grad school here in may of 2020, and found a job (thankfully) a few months later. For the past couple months I’ve been covered by an extension of my school’s insurance plan that I elected to pay for, but that expires toward the end of this month, with no option to extend it further. Meanwhile, I’m still technically a seasonal employee so I can’t get insurance through my job unless that changes.

So this month I started looking into getting covered after my current student insurance ends, and I went to the NY state of health website and filled out my information, trying to be as accurate as possible. According to the site it said I qualified for Medicaid based on the income information I put in.

Which, to be clear, the income numbers I used reflected less than half a year’s worth of wages in my current job, but I’d been a full time student most of the year. I’m just worried that I might have done something wrong because if I make more money next year–which if all goes well I will–am I going to be kicked off Medicaid? Is there anything I should have done differently having been a full time student for part of this year, should the procedure have been slightly different?

I guess being a seasonal employee I really can’t be 100% sure what happens next, anyway, maybe I find a similar position where I can get insurance, maybe I find one but I still can’t get insured, etc. But I really don’t totally understand what I should be doing in this situation to make sure I can maintain coverage.

Thanks for any advice or help, if there’s anything that needs to be clarified of course feel free to ask.

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So I’m living in New York, I finished grad school here in may of 2020, and found a job (thankfully) a few months later. For the past couple months I’ve been covered by an extension of my school’s insurance plan that I elected to pay for, but that expires toward the end of this month, with no option to extend it further. Meanwhile, I’m still technically a seasonal employee so I can’t get insurance through my job unless that changes. So this month I started looking into getting covered after my current student insurance ends, and I went to the NY state of health website and filled out my information, trying to be as accurate as possible. According to the site it said I qualified for Medicaid based on the income information I put in. Which, to be clear, the income numbers I used reflected less than half a year’s worth of wages in my current job, but I’d been a full time student most of the year. I’m just worried that I might have done something wrong because if I make more money next year–which if all goes well I will–am I going to be kicked off Medicaid? Is there anything I should have done differently having been a full time student for part of this year, should the procedure have been slightly different? I guess being a seasonal employee I really can’t be 100% sure what happens next, anyway, maybe I find a similar position where I can get insurance, maybe I find one but I still can’t get insured, etc. But I really don’t totally understand what I should be doing in this situation to make sure I can maintain coverage. Thanks for any advice or help, if there’s anything that needs to be clarified of course feel free to ask.
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