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What is the Difference Between Medicare & Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid are two government health care programs. Many confuse the two. However, it’s important to know the difference. Medicare is a federal program available to all seniors who are 65 or older. On the other hand, Medicaid is jointly funded at state and federal levels and is usually intended for lower-income families and …

New Medicare ID Cards Coming in 2018

Beginning April of 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin replacing Medicare ID cards for 60 million Medicare beneficiaries. This is a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Why are new Medicare ID cards important? Personal identity …