Medicare and Medicaid – What is the Difference?

Medicare is healthcare for people 65 and older or that have been deemed disabled for at least 24 months by Social Security.  Medicare covers health care aimed at serving an aging population.  Coverage for items like hospitalization, skilled nursing care, home health care, doctor visits, emergency care and more are included in what Medicare covers. Medicare is regulated by the federal government and you can find out more about Medicare here.

Medicaid is health insurance with financial aid and is largely aimed at serving low income mothers, children, and disabled seniors.  Each state has different rules and requirements regarding who may be eligible and what is covered.  You can find out more here.  Medicaid is regulated and funded by the federal and state government but each state is largely in charge of their own program. It is possible to be eligible for both programs at the same time.  We can help you apply now!

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