a Federal program which provides medical insurance for people over 65 and for
those who are permanently disabled
. Contact your local Social Security Office for a copy of the

current Medicare handbook.

Medicaid— (Called MediCal in California) is funded jointly by state and federal governments

but administered by each state.
Medicaid provides medical assistance to low-income families and
individual of all ages participating in cash-assistance programs
. Medicaid recipients usually do

not need private health insurance. Contact your local county Social Services Department for

eligibility requirements.

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