A) Medicare is a federal healthcare program that provides coverage to people age 65 and older, as well as to some younger people with disabilities. Medicaid is a separate healthcare program that is run by states, and it provides coverage to people with low income and limited resources.
If you have Medicare, you may still be eligible for Medicaid coverage, depending on your income and resources. Medicaid can help pay for healthcare costs that Medicare does not cover, such as long-term care, personal care services, and home health services.
To sign up for Medicaid, you will need to contact your state’s Medicaid agency. You can find contact information for your state’s Medicaid agency by searching online or looking in the government section of your local phone book.
It’s a good idea to have the following information on hand when you apply for Medicaid:
- Proof of identity (such as a driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate)
- Proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status
- Proof of income and resources (such as pay stubs, bank statements, and tax returns)
- Information about any health insurance coverage you or your family currently have
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.