Dual Eligibles: Medicaid’s Role for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
02/23/2006 | 229 Requests *
Who are dual eligibles and how do they qualify for Medicaid? This fact sheet describes the over 7.5 million “dual eligibles,” the low-income elderly and persons with disabilities who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, why this population needs Medicaid, what services they receive from Medicaid, and the current policy challenges related to dual eligibles, including the new Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Dual Eligibles; Medicaid
Aging Issues, Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, Medicaid, Physical Disabilities, State/Agency Information
Policy alerts, briefs, letters & papers, Fact Sheets
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
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