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What is the difference between medicaid and medicare

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:21 AM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Health

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  • Medicare is run by federal.
    Medicaid is run by individual states. Yes, if you want medicaid you get it through your state's office.
    Well, they have two different programs for several reasons. One is the medicare program was designed to give care to the elderly and permanently disabled. (Maybe temp too, i forget.)
    Medicaid is state aid for the poor.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 1:29 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Medicare was created to help the elderly and infirm.
    Medicaid was created to help the medically indigent.
    (According to my book.)
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 1:23 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • So if I got accepted for welfare medical, I have medicaid ( would that be medical aid?) :-D
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Medicare is for the elderly.
    Medicaid is for everyone else???

    Honestly, ive always wondered that. Why do they have to have two different programs?
    MommyLee08

    Answer by MommyLee08 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Yes. Make sure that if you go to the doctor on medicaid that you have PROOF that you are covered. Make sure that they enter ALL your information correctly. Make sure or you could be liable for the payment. Especially if you live in a state that has people on medicaid one month, the next they have to reappply . Sometimes people lose track of when they are covered and get stuck with the bill.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 1:31 AM on Aug. 15, 2009