What's the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are two important U.S. healthcare programs. Each program serves different groups of people, although some people are enrolled in both programs. Medicare is a federal government-sponsored healthcare program for those 65 and over, and for other people who are disabled. Medicaid, on the other hand, is a healthcare program for low-income individuals who could not otherwise afford health insurance, regardless of age.