Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions



What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare is a federal health insurance program that pays for certain health-care services for people age 65 and older or who are significantly disabled, have a sufficient work history, and have made payments into the Social Security program. Unlike Medicaid, Medicare is completely financed and administered by the federal government. Medicaid is a public health care program funded by state and federal governments. It provides necessary health care coverage to certain individuals with limited income. In Ohio, a person is generally entitled to Medicaid health care coverage for free or at a low cost if they meet specific income and eligibility requirements. More information about the Medicare program can be found at More information about the Medicaid program can be found at  

Who do I contact if I think someone has improperly seen or used my medical information?
You can file a complaint with the federal Office of Civil Rights. Complaint forms are available at