Medicare and Medicaid
are different programs. Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and over, and Medicaid covers care for certain low-income individuals. However, it is possible to qualify for both programs at the same time, which is known as "dual eligibility." There are about 11 million people who are dual eligible, including many seniors who are in nursing homes. Here is what you need to know about qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid...