Many seniors in Atlanta receive medicare and medicaid assistance. Thanks to the state-funded medicaid program, seniors in Atlanta can benefit from this program that is designed specifically for people with limited income and those who are in need of medical and health-related services. Seniors in Atlanta also benefit from medicare, the program administered by the U.S government to provide health insurance coverage for people aged 65 and over. In addition, medicare pays about 80% of the costs for physicians and medical services, home health care services and outpatient hospital services in Atlanta.

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Medicare & Medicaid | Explanations | Qualifications

MEDICARE is for almost everyone 65 or older, regardless of income.

MEDICARE Hospital Insurance is a federal program that is financed by payroll contributions from working people.

It provides basic help with costs of: inpatient hospital care, home health care, hospice care and post hospital skilled nursing facility care.

MEDICARE Medical Insurance is a federal program that is financed by monthly premiums paid for by the insured person and the federal government.

The government pays about 80% of the costs of: physicians' services, medical services and supplies, home health care services, outpatient hospital services, therapy and other services.

MEDICAID is for certain groups of needy and low-income people.

MEDICAID is a federal-state partnership. The federal government contributes around 2/3's of the medical care costs. States pay the rest, often with help from local governments.

It provides basic help with costs of: inpatient hospital care, outpatient hospital care, laboratory, x-ray, skilled nursing facility care, physicians' services and home health care.

MEDICAID pays the monthly MEDICARE premium for some people.


In every Senior Resources Directory, you will find this information, the Medicare Help Line number and the number to your local DFCS office where Medicaid Eligibility is determined.

MEDICARE HELP LINE: 800-633-4227


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