Medicare-Medicaid Policy Interactions
Publication Date: March 2006
Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Keywords: Entitlement Programs; Policy Changes
Coverage: United States
Because over seven million elderly and disabled individuals are entitled to benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid, policy changes in one program not only affect both coverage and spending in the other but also impact access to services by individuals eligible for both programs. This primer summarizes two key policy interactions and includes a quick reference table of the most significant linkages between the two programs.