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If I turn 65 and get medicaid will that be all I need?

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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: Medicare over 65

Medicare (not medicaid) is the federal health insurance program for americans over 65.
You should contact your local social security office a few months before you turn 65 in order to apply. Even tho you are entitled to it, you still have to apply to get enrolled. There are basic options (free), some extras for prescription coverage, and you can also buy supplemental insurance if you want.

In brief: Medicare over 65

Medicare (not medicaid) is the federal health insurance program for americans over 65.
You should contact your local social security office a few months before you turn 65 in order to apply. Even tho you are entitled to it, you still have to apply to get enrolled. There are basic options (free), some extras for prescription coverage, and you can also buy supplemental insurance if you want.
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