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Medicare/Medicaid Benefits


Medicare is a insurance program that pays medical bills for persons who are 65 years of age or older, or who are disabled. It is available to persons who are receiving Social Security benefits regardless of their income.

Medicaid is an insurance program that pays medical bills for persons of low-income, and persons who are blind or disabled whose monthly income is deemed insufficient to pay for necessary medical services.



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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.

Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare

1-800-MEDICARE [1-800-633-4227]
  www.medicare.gov/

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Medicare is an insurance program that pays medical bills for people who are over 65 years old, or who are disabled. It is available to people who receive Social Security benefits regardless of how much money they have. It is run by the Federal government and is paid for with money from the Social Security Trust Fund, which most people pay into while they work. Retired and disabled people pay monthly insurance premium for Medicare part D. This is usually taken out of their Social Security check before they receive the check.

Delaware Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance

1-800-996-9969
  www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dmma/

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Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) is the agency that is responsible for the overall administration of the Medicaid Program and various other medical assistance programs for the State. The purpose of the DMAP is to furnish medical assistance to eligible families of low-income and to eligible people who are aged, blind and/or disabled whose income and resources are insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services. Medical coverage provided under Medicaid includes hospital, outpatient clinic, lab and physician services, prescriptions, nursing home care and many other medical services. Services are available through providers statewide who contract with DDS.

Delaware Medical Assistance Program

1-800-372-2022 or (302) 255-9500
  www.dmap.state.de.us/index.html

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Medicaid is a health insurance program that pays bills for eligible low-income families and for eligible aged, blind and/or disabled people whose income is insufficient to meet the cost of necessary medical services. Medicaid is run by the Delaware Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance (DMMA)

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