What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid (MO HealthNet)?

Medicare is through the Social Security Administration. For more information and eligibility, you can contact the Social Security Administration by calling 1-800-633-4227 or go to Medicare.gov.

Medicaid, which is referred to as MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a state program that covers qualified medical expenses for those who are determined to be eligible. Eligible individuals may be provided MO HealthNet in addition to Medicare.

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  1. What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid (MO HealthNet)?
  2. What is the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program for Seniors?
  3. What is the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program for Persons who are Blind and Visually Impaired?
  4. What is the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program for Persons with Disabilities?
  5. What are the eligibility requirements for the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program for Seniors?
  6. What are the eligibility requirements for the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) program for individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired?
  7. What are eligibility requirements for the MO HealthNet (Medicaid) for people with Disabilities?
  8. How do I apply for Senior, Blind or Disabled services under MO HealthNet (Medicaid)?
  9. What information would be helpful to provide when applying for MO HealthNet (Medicaid) services?
  10. How can I get help to apply?
  11. How long will it take my application to be approved?
  12. How will I know if I am approved or denied?
  13. What is Spend Down?
  14. Why do I have to apply for other programs such as Social Security Disability in order to be eligible?
  15. Will I be required to renew and if so, how often?
  16. Can my adult child or a friend get information about my case or application on my behalf?
  17. I am applying for MO HealthNet today, but I have been sick and had medical bills for a long time. Can I get help paying those bills as well?
  18. What MO HealthNet (Medicaid) services are available for seniors?
  19. What is home and community based care?
  20. How do I know if my elderly parent qualifies for home and community based care?
  21. I am the parent of a disabled child, where do I go for help?
  22. How can I get information about my disabled child’s coverage?
  23. My parent is in a nursing home, is she eligible for other services?
  24. I was told there was a program that could help me pay my monthly Medicare Part B premium and deductibles. Is this true?
  25. Why do I need Medicare Part B if I have MO HealthNet (Medicaid)?
  26. Can I get help with prescription costs?
  27. Can I get someone to come help me with my household chores?
  28. I have not received my Blind Pension check. What should I do?
  29. Are there programs to help women with breast or cervical cancer?
  30. Why was my MOHealthNet case closed?

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