Number of Seniors Eligible for Both Medicare & Medicaid Rising

As many senior adults and their families have discovered, qualifying for Medicare does not guarantee that older adults will avoid potentially ruinous medical bills. Millions of seniors have come to rely on Medicaid, the taxpayer-funded program for lower income people, because of mounting healthcare costs. More than 12 million Americans – most over 65 – are now dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid coverage. Read more on this trend.