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What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

En español | Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 and over, for some younger people receiving Social Security disability benefits and for people of any age with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). To learn more about Medicare, visit www.Medicare.gov.

Medicaid, a state- and federal-funded program, provides health coverage for people with lower incomes. The eligibility rules for Medicaid are different for each state. To learn more about your state Medicaid program, visit www.Medicaid.gov.


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