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  • Co-payments and Co-insurance

    The amounts of money you pay directly to the provider for the service you receive. Medicaid beneficiaries are required to pay a co-payment and co-insurance for certain services, unless they are exempted.

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  • Medicaid

    A state health insurance program for people with low income who meet certain eligibility requirements. Programs can vary from state to state.

  • Medicare

    A federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, people with disabilities, or those with end-stage kidney disease. Medicare eligibility is not based on income, and basic coverage is the same in each state.

  • MEDS-AD

    Medicaid for the aged or disabled.

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  • SSI

    Supplemental Security Income.

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