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Q&As: Newly Diagnosed: Medicaid Eligibility?

I have A-Fib and since I turned 65, I’ve been covered by Medicare. What about Medicaid? Can I qualify for Medicaid, too? Should I?

As a U.S. citizen, yes, you may qualify. One in five Americans is eligible for Medicaid as well as Medicare. This is known as “dual eligibility”. If you qualify and choose to enroll in both programs, the two can work together to help cover most of your health care costs. (Medicare is the primary coverage and pays first. Medicaid pays second for anything that isn’t covered.)

Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to those with low-income, people with disabilities, some Medicare beneficiaries, and others who do not have access to affordable health insurance.

Medicaid also provides benefits not covered by Medicare, such as help with long-term care needs, some medications, or eyeglasses. And once you are enrolled in Medicaid, you are automatically eligible for “Extra Help”, a Medicare program to help pay for drug costs like premiums, copays, and deductibles.

Find out if you qualify and learn how to apply by contacting your state Medicaid program.

Medicaid Info

Medicaid is a joint federal and state health program administered by the state. Each state has different rules about eligibility and how to apply. You need to contact your state Medicaid program. You can apply for Medicaid at any time. There are no specific enrollment dates.

For further info see, Eligibility

(Thanks to Kathy Smith for alerting us to this useful information.)

• Medicaid Eligibility. URL:

• Medicaid: How to contact your state. URL:

• “Extra Help” Do You Qualify? Social Security Administration. URL:

• Affordable Health Insurance. Medicare vs. Medicaid: What’s The Difference? URL: Accessed June 29, 2022.

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