"What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?"

Answer:  Medicaid is a program for medical-care coverage to the indigent. Eligibility for Medicaid is determined based upon the assets and income of the applicant and applicant spouse.

Medicare is an entitlement program based on whether a worker or their spouse paid adequately into the system during their lifetime. Medicare generally covers hospitalization, durable medical equipment, hospice, and doctor’s visits.

Yvette D. Banker, Attorney at Law
Banker Law Office
Scottsdale, Arizona  85254
Member of the national ElderCare Matters Alliance, Arizona chapter

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