Medi-Cal vs. Medicaid

by Maria

in Health Care Benefits, 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,

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharra Moller November 1, 2015 at 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 at 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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