Texas to test plan that combines Medicaid, Medicare benefits
Texas has received federal approval to test an innovative idea that combines health services for people with both Medicaid and Medicare coverage into one plan, making it easier to get care and potentially saving money for the state and federal government.
Almost 400,000 people in Texas qualify for Medicare based on their age or because they have a disability and for Medicaid because of their income. These individuals, called dual eligibles, currently must navigate both the Medicare and Medicaid systems for their health care. Medicare pays first, and Medicaid covers co-pays and services not covered by Medicare….Read More
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