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Medi-Cal vs. Medicaid

Medi-Cal vs. Medicaid

Hi Maria,

My mom already has Medi-Cal and Medicare. Would she also qualify for Medicaid as well, and what’s the difference?

I’m asking because she has incontinence and I have tried to get the supplies through Medicare, but they aren’t covered, so I pay for them. The cost adds up and I’m wondering if there’s another way.

Thanks in advance,

Cathy (Paramount, CA)

Medi-Cal vs. Medicaid

Hi Cathy,

Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, so if you’ve got Medi-Cal, you’re all set.  It should cover the incontinence products up to a certain amount per month and usually through a doctor’s prescription.  Medicare doesn’t cover them at all.

To understand the difference between Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Medicare, check out the related posts below.

Hope this helps,

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Lisa Barton January 13, 2016, 7:47 PM

    My 52yo disabled sister has Medicare and MediCal. I am considering moving her from California to Nevada so she will be near our brother. It is my understanding that Medicare transfers over without any changes in benefits. Will MediCaid provide all the same benefits as MediCal, including prescription coverage? What about DentiCal and a similar program in Nevada?

  • Sharra Moller November 1, 2015, 10:36 AM

    I want to know the differences between the various Western States Medicaid plans, like CA MediCal vs OR MediCaid.

  • Pat Schellin Mecklenburg September 28, 2015, 7:10 PM

    My question is: My friend just went on medical. Does she still benefit at all from a medicare supplement plan? She is 94 and in a nursing home.

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