While Medicare provides a broad scope health coverage, its beneficiaries are still facing monthly premiums and other out-of-pocket expenses they might not be able to afford. In many cases, Medicaid can help cover these expenses. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid is administered by the state and eligibility to one does not exclude from the other, in particular in the case of low income individuals. Medicaid also comes in four categories of eligibility and thus varying coverage. Dual enrollees also get access to managed care plans with no extra costs. However, this often constitutes a tradeoff between extended services and restricted access to healthcare providers. Some health center and organizations provide case management services that will help you understand your dual eligibility and simplify access to your benefits. Also note that while you might not yet be eligible for Medicaid, you might become eligible in the future.
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What You Need to Know About Getting Both Medicare and Medicaid