Below you will find information on Medicare and Medicaid. My office can help you determine your eligibility and assist you in matters relating to the programs. After reading the information below, please contact my office if you think we can be of further assistance.
The Privacy Act of 1974 requires that Members of Congress and their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual's case. Therefore, a consent form may be completed before we proceed with your issue. You can download that form here.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a health insurance program for:
- People age 65 or older.
- Some people with disabilities under age 65.
- People with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease).
There are four parts to Medicare:
- Part A - Hospital Insurance
- Part B - Medical Insurance
- Part C - Medicare Advantage Plans
- Part D - Prescription Drug Insurance
Please visit Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, to learn more about the program and find out if you’re eligible for benefits.
What is Medicaid and am I eligible?
Medicaid is a program for those who can't afford to pay for medical care.
You may be covered by Medicaid if:
- You have high medical bills.
- You receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- You meet certain financial requirements.
If you have further questions regarding eligibility of children, adults and elderly please contact the Washington State Medicaid Customer Service or visit their website listed below.
Should you have further problems with either Medicare or Medicaid please do not hesitate to contact my district office. We will gladly work with the appropriate federal agencies on your behalf.