MEDICARE AND MEDIAID IN MARYLAND STATE
Answer the following questions after finding the Medicareconsumer info website:
Are you eligible for Medicare?
Describe the benefits you can get (assuming Medicareeligibility).
Consider the Medicaid program in your state:
What are the eligibility requirements for Medicaid in your state?(STATE OF MARYLAND)
How much income (Social Security, pension, interest, etc.) are youallowed each month (as a Medicaid beneficiary)?
How much assets are you allowed (as a Medicaid beneficiary)? Andwhich possessions count as assets?
Are you eligible for application to your stateâ€™s Medicaidprogram?
What benefits would you be able to get (assuming Medicaideligibility)?
What are your thoughts on living within the Medicaid incomeguidelines and asset restrictions?
Could you find the information quickly and easily? How userfriendly is your stateâ€™s Medicaid site?
If you did not have access to a computer, how would you get theinformation?
How would you get the information and take the next steps forfiling an application if you had an ageâ€ related limitation suchas poor vision, limited hand function due to arthritis, or shortterm memory loss?
Please “pretend” and use your imagination. Ascience fiction short story … with apologies to literaturefans:
The Fantastic Future Changer visited you last night and you wereinstantly changed during your sleep. You are now 81 years old.
Time begins to pass. You continue to live in your current home andyour car is in the driveway. Six months go by. Because of theaccelerated changes, you are suffering with a multitude ofdegenerative conditions because even though you were highly awareof health issues … you led a very stressful lifestyle and thecumulative effects are evident. Of course, you are out of the workforce.
You meet a neighbor who also was changed recently by the FantasticFuture Changer. You become friends and meet for lunch at a localdiner. You both decide to check out eligibility requirements forhealth care coverage options. You are interested in both supportfor remaining in the community as well as a possible move to anursing home. You go onâ€ line and find Medicare guidelines and theMedicaid requirements for your state.