Elder Law | Medicaid v. Medicare in Tampa, FL

 

Elder Law | There is often confusion between the programs known as Medicare and Medicaid. Often they are used interchangeably. Both refer to health insurance programs administered through the government, but how they work and what they cover are very different. Knowing what is covered by each and who is eligible can save money and provide valuable health care coverage to seniors.

Medicare is a program associated with social security and is available to anyone 65 years old or older. Participation has no income restrictions and premiums are paid during working years as well as during retirement years. Medicare covers most medical services but does not cover long term care. It will however, cover care in a long term hospital, skilled nursing care, some home health care, and hospice or respite