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Health Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid

Medicaid is health insurance that helps people pay some or all of their medical bills. It may be free for families with children, pregnant women, and adults without children at home, depending on their income.

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Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called out-of-pocket expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Learn how to apply for a Medicare Savings Program.

You should make sure Social Security has your correct address on file. You can learn more about the new cards on the Medicare website.

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Health Insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid

Medicaid is health insurance that helps people pay some or all of their medical bills. It may be free for families with children, pregnant women, and adults without children at home, depending on their income.

Were you affected by the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Medicaid (also called Title 19) is a federal health insurance program. It pays medical bills for people and families with low income and few resources.

If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called out-of-pocket expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.

Learn how to apply for a Medicare Savings Program.

You should make sure Social Security has your correct address on file. You can learn more about the new cards on the Medicare website.