i don't know the difference between medicade and medicare

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Terri, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Terri

    Terri Songster

    Dec 1, 2008
    Level Cross, NC
    my parents are old.

    What is medicaid and medicare?
  2. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Chicken Tender

    Feb 1, 2010
    Southern Virginia
    Medicare is health insurance for people over 65. Medicaid is health care assistance for financially challenged folks.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Quote:yep , and those on medicaid didn't all pay into SS. Just away the SS money got moved to help cover those that lost welfare. One door closed another one open.
  4. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Right. Although Medicare is also for those under 65 who are disabled.
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Yes, you can and should apply for both and hope they qualify. If a patient is "Medi Medi" (has both) more of their bills are covered, and like it or not they will get better care.
  6. My husband just turned 60, was on disability for 5 years before he retired this year, but after two years of disability you qualify for medicare also. You don't have to be over 65. There is probably a lot more to it, but he isn't here to tell me about it. He keeps up on his 110% of the time, because he learned if you don't care of yourself, no one else will.

    Medicaid is a state funded "gift" to those who are not able to work, make low income, or are otherwise disabled. It is horribly abused, but I also know it pays a teeny amount to doctors, hospitals, and etc. in comparison to insurance (which is also negotiated down) and cash patients.

    My DH blogs and some politician here in Illinois made a remark on his blog that medicare was "an entitlement" I think the term was, and DH went ballistic and told him that was a bunch of $#@#$## because he had paid into SS since he was old enough to work, and no way was SS an entitlement. He EARNED it. I don't talk about stuff like this to him too much. Soap box time if I do. [​IMG]
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes those on SS and SSDI Earned those benfits. Was not meant for welfare, which our goverment , decided to replace when States started cracking down on those on welfare, and state aid. Medicaid(note aid) and SSI just rob from our Seniors and giving to those on welfare that ran out....SSI and medicaid should have never been.....IMO

    "Why not take it from those in congress retirement plans" not our seniors that have worked and payed into SS all their life, NO WONDER SS IS GOING BROKE
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Couldn't agree with you more Deerman!! Amen!

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