Medicaid and Medicare programs are used to offset the cost of Medical care. Medicaid is a low income program that offers health care insurance for families and single people earning below a certain amount annually.
Medicare and Medicaid eligibility is different. Medicaid is based on income, while Medicare is a program that is based on age. Seniors 65 or over are entitled to these health care benefits as long as they have paid into Social Security and have reached the age of 65.
The problem with many of these programs is due to the sheer size there are huge problems with Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Until this is addressed, the costs of Medicare and Medicaid coverage will continue to rise which puts the Medicare and Medicaid program future at risk.