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What’s the difference between medicare and medicaid?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: The short of it...
Medicare is a federal insurance program that is for people over 65 and disabled.
Medicaid is a joint state and federal insurance program for low income people, funded by both and managed by the states. All are complex programs with lots of rules and regulations of which only a fraction of physicians even know about. Hope this helped!

In brief: The short of it...
Medicare is a federal insurance program that is for people over 65 and disabled.
Medicaid is a joint state and federal insurance program for low income people, funded by both and managed by the states. All are complex programs with lots of rules and regulations of which only a fraction of physicians even know about. Hope this helped!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Medicare/medicaid
Medicare is a federal medical insurance for people over the age of 65 and people on disability, and people with end stage renal disease and is run by federal government.
Medicaid is run by state governments and is funded in part by federal govt, it is medical insurance programme for low income families, it is managed by states, and hitorically pays much less for doctors and many doctors dont participa.

In brief: Medicare/medicaid
Medicare is a federal medical insurance for people over the age of 65 and people on disability, and people with end stage renal disease and is run by federal government.
Medicaid is run by state governments and is funded in part by federal govt, it is medical insurance programme for low income families, it is managed by states, and hitorically pays much less for doctors and many doctors dont participa.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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