Alabama Medicare and Medicaid Attorney
Medicare and Medicaid are health programs that serve different “classes” of people. Medicare is a health insurance program that primarily serves individuals 65 and older, as well as younger individuals with disabilities. Almost 50 million people are served by Medicare. Medicaid is a joint federal and state healthcare program that serves individuals in lower economic groups, as well as children, disabled persons and pregnant women. If you have applied for these programs and have been denied coverage, it is advisable to consult an experienced Medicare and Medicaid attorney. Wettermark & Keith is an Alabama law firm that represents clients who are applying for these programs. A free consultation is available to discuss your needs.
How is Medicare financed? By payroll taxes and Social Security monthly check deductions. There are four parts to Medicare:
- Hospital insurance, part A, which helps to pay for inpatient care in hospitals, nursing facilities and home health care and hospice care
- Medical insurance, part B, may pay for physicians and medical services that are not covered by your hospital insurance
- Medicare advantage, part C, is applicable to persons with parts A and B of Medicare. These individuals can select providers listed part C
- Prescription drug coverage, which goes toward prescribed medication
About 60 million people are Medicaid recipients and children account for about 50% of the enrolled participants. Other recipients include the elderly, pregnant women and disabled individuals. The individual states run Medicaid, and like SSI, are available to individuals who are need-based and who have low or marginal incomes and little or no resources. The individual states create their own rules pertaining to eligibility and covered items. It is not uncommon for some people to be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Contact an Alabama Medicare and Medicaid Attorney for a Free Case Consultation
If you are applying for Medicare or Medicaid it is wise to obtain legal representation from a qualified and experienced attorney. It is a statistical fact that applicants who are represented by skilled legal counsel have a higher success rate. At the Law Firm of Wettermark & Keith, their attorneys have represented more than 2,000 Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid applicants during the past years. They have a proven track record and do not charge any legal fees unless your case is won. A free case review can be scheduled by calling Wettermark & Keith at (205) 933-9500.