Who Qualifies for Medicare?

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Have you wondered who qualifies for Medicare vs Medicaid? In this video, we discuss the qualifications that make you eligible for Medicare at age 65 and also for people under 65 who qualify via a disability or major health condition.

We also cover the difference between Medicare vs Medicaid.

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34 thoughts on “Who Qualifies for Medicare?

  1. Great information! I know many small business owners that could use this info – as employees are working beyond 65 there are so many questions around SS and Medicare. Thanks!

    • Many people confuse Medicare and Medicaid. It’s Medicaid that you can get when you are under 65 because it is not age-related.

    • Once you turn 65 or have 24 months of SSDI benefits, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. Don’t worry though – Medicare can be primary and you can keep Medicaid as your secondary if are a qualified Medicare beneficiary with full Medicaid benefits.

  2. My Dad has Medicare and Medicaid and we just got information about a Part D drug plan that they enrolled him in. Is this normal?

    • Hi Novica, yes if someone is on Medicaid when they turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare, they must select a Part D drug plan. If he doesn’t select one on his own, then Medicare will automatically choose one for him. If he doesn’t like that drug plan though, he can contact 1-800-MEDICARE to investigate other drug plans and he is able to switch plans.

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