What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?


Medicaid is a healthcare program available to those who cannot afford medical care. Those who are eligible for Medicaid include: low-income families, individuals who are disabled, children, and the elderly. Medicaid is administered by each individual state, but is jointly funded by state and federal governments. For more information about the Nevada Medicaid Program, visit the following website:

Medicare is a federal program that was created for individuals over the age of 65 and individuals with certain conditions or disabilities decided upon by Congress. Medicare is managed by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS is located within the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information on Medicare and Medicare Fraud visit the following websites:

Last reviewed 1/4/2015