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Information about all aspects of finances affected by a serious health condition. Includes income sources such as work, investments, and private and government disability programs, and expenses such as medical bills, and how to deal with financial problems.
Information about all aspects of health care from choosing a doctor and treatment, staying safe in a hospital, to end of life care. Includes how to obtain, choose and maximize health insurance policies.
Answers to your practical questions such as how to travel safely despite your health condition, how to avoid getting infected by a pet, and what to say or not say to an insurance company.


What If My Income Or Assets Are Too High To Qualify For Medicaid?

You may be able to qualify. If you are seeking Medicaid for care other than long term custodial care, you can generally give away your assets and qualify the next day. Planning for long term custodial care is more complicated, but still possible.

I Have Medicare. Can I Also Qualify For Medicaid?

Yes, you can have both Medicare and Medicaid.

The Medicaid program supplements Medicare.

Between the two, Medicare pays first. The difference is paid by Medicaid, up to the State's payment limit. Medicaid also covers additional services (for example, nursing facility care beyond the 100 day limit covered by Medicare).

Medicaid can also supplement Medicare drug coverage (Part D). For example, Medicaid may pay for drugs which are specifically excluded from Medicare Part D coverage.

If I Think I Am Eligible For Medicaid, Should I Cancel Any Other Health Insurance I Might Already Have?

No. Wait and discuss this question at your interview when you apply for Medicaid.

If I Cannot Leave The House, Can I Still Apply?

Yes. Call your local Medicaid Office and ask how this is done.

You can find contact information for your local Medicaid office by clicking here offsite link.

If I Have More Income And/Or Assets Than Permitted, Can I Still Apply For Medicaid?

Read about how you can reduce your income and assets. It is advisable to consult with an experienced professional such as an Elder Law Attorney before taking any such actions.

Can Medicaid Pay For Medical Expenses I Incurred Before Applying?

Yes. Medicaid can pay for expenses incurred up to three months prior to the date you apply for Medicaid. Bring this up when you apply for Medicaid in case the Medicaid worker doesn't.

How Can I Find Information About The State I Live In?