In a past post it was noted that misconceptions about Medicare and Medicaid are quite common, and could potentially turn out to be of great importance to you and your family. Based on data summarized by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), here is another common myth and the associated realities:
Myth: Medicaid is a state program, Medicare is a federal program, and the two programs are not connected in any way.
Reality: Medicare and Medicaid programs are intertwined in many ways, and many people are eligible for both. The Affordable Care Act created various initiatives to better align and integrate care which would lead to savings in both programs.