The public health system seems to be in a constant state of flux. It is always a hot topic of political debate, and as such, the requirements and coverage areas frequently change. Below is a basic overview of Medicare and Medicaid laws.
Put simply, Medicare is a government insurance program for the elderly and disabled. To qualify for Medicare you must:
Like health insurance, Medicare has deductibles and co-payments. Medicare has several different plans available so you should chose the one that suits your needs best.
Medicare pays for a large number of medical services, including:
But Medicare does not cover everything. For example, Medicare does not cover:
Medicaid is a health-care program financed by both the state and federal governments. While Medicaid eligibility is different in each state, it's typically available to:
Depending on the state, Medicaid coverage may include:
Medicare and Medicaid are both very helpful programs, but the laws that govern them are complex. To confuse matters more, Medicaid laws are different in every state. Having a lawyer familiar with government law help you get coverage can make your life easier. A lawyer will know which laws apply in your state and how to deal with government agencies.
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