Medicaid Eligibility: How the Elderly Can Qualify

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Medicare was a life-changing piece of legislation for America’s seniors.

Before it came along, only about 55 percent of older Americans had health insurance. Now, anyone over 65 can get coverage.

However, Medicare doesn’t cover everything a senior needs. For example, it won’t pay for long term nursing home care. For that, you need to turn to Medicare’s sister program, Medicaid.

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