Medicaid and Medicare are two distinct health insurance programs run by the U.S. government.

They are funded and operated by different parts of the government.

They serve different types of people.

  • Medicare: Medicare is a federal program that provides health insurance for those older than 65 or disabled, regardless of their income background.

  • Medicaid: Medicaid is a federal and state-wide program that offers health insurance in the event of low income.

  • You can qualify for both simultaneously if you’re eligible. Medicare or Medicaid (dually qualified) will work together to offer you health coverage and provide you with means to support yourself and your family.