Medicare and Medicaid

Anyone who has ever been in an accident or dealt with a serious illness knows how expensive medical treatment can be. It probably comes as no surprise that many Americans are unable to afford the high cost of care. That's where Medicare and Medicaid come in. Both Medicare and Medicaid are federal health care assistance programs intended to help the most vulnerable individuals get access to medical services. While Medicare is available to senior citizens, Medicaid is intended for low-income Americans of any age. This section provides a number of articles on the key differences between the two programs, how to pick a Medicare managed care plan, the types of expenses covered by Medicaid, and more.