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Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, which requires all Americans to be covered by health insurance, many Mississippi residents are interested in finding out if they are eligible for Medicare. Currently, approximately 16 percent of the state’s population receives Medicare benefits.

 

Medicare Eligibility and Mississippi Residents

The common standard for Medicare eligibility is age. Typically, people who are 65 years or older are eligible for Medicare in Mississippi. However, a person's eligibility is not only limited to their age.

Some people who have a permanent disability (such as blindness) or a chronic illness (such as renal failure) may also qualify for Medicare. Those who aren’t eligible for Medicare may qualify for the Mississippi Medicaid program, which helps lower-income individuals pay for the cost of healthcare.

Some Medicare recipients opt to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, which means that they receive their benefits via a private provider. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency can help you shop for insurance policies and find an affordable plan that meets your health care needs. Mississippi representatives are waiting, so call or visit our website today to get started on finding the right plan for you!

Source(s): http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html

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