Can I Be On Medicaid And Medicare?
Some individuals may be on Medicaid when they become eligible for Medicare. Can an individual be covered by both Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicaid recipients often want to know if their Medicaid benefits will be lost when they reach the age of 65 and enroll in Medicare. Will they lose Medicaid or be denied Medicare?
Can I Be On Medicaid and Medicare?
This is an important question to many senior citizens who are on Medicaid. Will an individual lose his Medicaid benefits when he reaches the age of 65? Or, can he be a recipient of Medicaid benefits and Medicare at the same time? The answer is simple. Yes, an individual can be on both Medicaid and Medicare.
How Will It Work If I Have Both Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicare is a Federal program. Medicaid is a program that is under both Federal and state supervision. For an individual who is on a limited income and has few resources he may meed the requirements to be eligible for both plans. If he does qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare he is said to be dual-eligible. The two programs, Medicaid and Medicare, will work together to provide adequate coverage.
If I Have Both Medicaid and Medicare Will All My Health Care Expenses Be Paid?
There is a good probability that all health care expenses will be taken care of if the individual is covered by both full coverage Medicaid and Medicare. However, that is not a guarantee. It is reasonable to assume that most expenses will be paid by the two programs.
What Are the Benefits of Being on Both Medicaid and Medicare?
Needless to say, each state has a slightly different Medicaid program. The requirements also vary from state to state as to whom qualifies for Medicaid. For those who have both Medicaid and Medicare an added benefit is that Medicaid will pay for home health care in most cases and will pay for nursing home care. Medicare does not provide either of those services.
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