What is Medicare / Medicaid?
These are state and federal health insurance benefits that are mandatory by the government to provide to you.
Medicare is the federal insurance that insures the 65 and older population.
• If you are 65 years of age- you automatically qualify for Medicare.
Medicaid is the state insurance that insures the under 65 years of age population, disabled individuals, low-income and/or indigent families.
Tennessee Medicare and Medicaid Enrollment Facts:
TN Medicare Enrollment: There are only 10% blacks enrolled on Medicare compared to 87% whites.
TN Medicaid Enrollment: There are only 27% blacks and 4% Hispanics enrolled on Medicaid compared to 64% whites.
Source: TN Department of Health/Kaiser State Facts Report (2006)
CoverTN is another health care insurance program available for you and your family. For more information, visit the web at: http://www.covertn.gov/
CoverTN is a partnership between the state, employers and individuals that makes health care coverage affordable for everyone.
To learn more about Medicare/Medicaid and other state and/or federal insurance benefits please contact us at the following...