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What Medical Benefits Do I Receive?

What are Medicaid and Medicare?

Medicaid and Medicare are public benefits which offer healthcare coverage. They may also pay for items and services which help people live with greater independence. Both benefits have a connection with Social Security cash benefits, though it is not necessary for you to receive a cash benefit to be eligible for these medical benefits. You can receive both Medicaid and Medicare at the same time.

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Medicaid

Medicare

What medical benefits do I receive?

Here are some ways to identify what medical benefits you receive. You may need to read through a few of these clues to understand what you are eligible for.

1. Both Medicaid and Medicare issue you a card. Which card(s) do you receive?

Medicaid (Apple Health)

An example of a WA Services Provider One card.

Medicare

An example of a Medicare Health Insurance card.

If you are eligible for Apple Health, you must enroll in a health plan. A clue that you have Apple Health is that you also received an insurance card from one of the following health plans. (This list is subject to change.)

  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • Coordinated Care of Washington
  • Molina Health care
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • Wellpoint Washington

2. You can contact the government agency that manages these benefits and ask if you are currently eligible.

Medicaid (Apple Health)

Medicare

3. Do you receive cash benefits?

It is not necessary to receive a public cash benefit to be eligible for Medicaid or Medicare. However, if you do receive a cash benefit, it can help you identify what medical benefit you receive.

4. Do you receive support services, like in-home care or employment support?

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