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12/12/2012

Medicaid, a jointly financed state-federal health coverage program for the poor and low-income, provides more than 22 million low-income women with basic health and long-term care coverage. Because women are more likely than men to fall into one of the eligibility categories for Medicaid and are more likely than men to be poor, women comprise over two-thirds of beneficiaries.

8/14/2012

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that funds basic health care services for 47 million individuals who are elderly and/or have disabilities.  Without Medicare, these millions of individuals would have difficulty accessing or paying for hospital care, physician visits, diagnostic testing, preventive services and prescription drugs.

5/16/2012

Older women rely on Medicare every day for affordable, quality health care. More than half of the 48.7 million Medicare beneficiaries are women. Women also constitute 70 percent of the oldest Medicare beneficiaries1 – those 85 years or older.

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