Can I get both Medicare and Medicaid?

You are "dual eligible"if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs can work together to cover your health care needs!

 Medicare                                            Medicaid                                       

Federal health insurance program
governed by the federal government

Joint federal and state program
governed by the state government

  • Part A - Hospital or skilled nursing facility
  • Part B - Doctor visits, care and services as an outpatient and some preventive care
  • Part D - prescription drugs


Varies per state.
Mandatory benefits include:
  • Hospital and skilled nursing facility care and services
  • Doctor, nurse services and more


 Cost depends on the coverage you choose.
Costs may include premiums, deductibles, copays and coinsurance.

Cost depends on your income.  
Costs may include premiums, deductibles, copays and coinsurance.  


Enrollment in Parts A and B is automatic when you turn 65. You may contact the Social Security office if you are eligible. 


Eligibility depends on the rules of your state. Contact your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office if you qualify. 

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