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insurace question

is caresource ( ohio ) and medicare the same thing ?

Isnt medicare the name for ALL "welfare insurance" ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Health

Answers (6)
  • No Medicare is for elderly people. medicaid is for lower income people.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 12:42 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • ok thank... I wasnt sure.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Medicare and medicaid are 2 seperate insurances through the government. That Caresource could be part of Medicaid.

    Answer by michelle121003 at 12:47 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Well I was asking because when looking for a DR and they say they accept Medicare and Medicaid ... I just needed to know if caresourse fits into that , since it didnt specifically say Caresource.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:49 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • In each state, there are different Medicaid care plans, so to speak, under different names, and doctors might accept one plan and not another, just like with any insurance (since the different plans are usually "sponsored" by different insurance companies). When looking for a doctor you have to make sure that they take Medicaid, first, and then that they accept your specific care plan. If you don't see anything that specifically says they do, you should ask.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:08 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • caresource is likely state run, while medicaide or medicare is federal

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 10:43 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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