Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions


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Jalisa is 37 years old and has end-stage kidney failure. Which program BEST fits her health insurance needs?

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1. Dan is age 62 and works part time at a grocery store making minimum wage. He has no disabilities. Which program BEST fits Dan's health insurance needs?

2. Oscar, age 72, receives inpatient care at a skilled nursing facility. Which part of Medicare covers his care?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of Medicare and Medicaid by using this quiz and worksheet. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the different parts of Medicare.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll have to know about the following topics:

  • Federally funded health insurance program for people who are 65 or older
  • Federally and state funded program that provides health insurance for those who can't afford it
  • Medicare Part A
  • Medicare Part B
  • Medicare Part D

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related health lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Medicare Part A and Medicare Part D
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Medicaid is and who is eligible

Additional Learning

We provide more information about these programs under the lesson called Medicare and Medicaid: Definitions & Functions. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what Medicare is, who is eligible for it and when it was established
  • Learn about the four main parts of Medicare such as Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C and Medicare Part D
  • Review what Medicaid is, who is eligible for it and the types of benefits that are covered