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Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older and those younger than 65 with a disability. Medicaid is a federal-state health coverage program for low-income Americans. Separately and together, they provide the backbone of health care for older Americans, particularly those with complex needs.

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In his latest Perspectives, Dr. Chernof discusses opportunities to drive change in care services and delivery that meet person-centered needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.
Californians with Medicare and Medi-Cal have many choices to get the health coverage they need, but choices vary by county. This brief outlines available choices across the state and describes the My Care, My Choice web resource.

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Learn about the My Care, My Choice web tool, and share it with someone you know.