Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare

Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 years old and older and certain individuals under 65 with a disability.There are four parts of Medicare: Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (medical insurance), Medicare Advantage/Part C (private insurance plans that administer Medicare benefits) and Part D (prescription drug coverage).  

How do I apply for Medicare?

If you are already receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits, the Social Security Administration should contact you several months before you become eligible for Medicare. At that time, Social Security will give you the information you need to register. If you are not already receiving a Social Security check, you should call the Social Security Administration three months before your 65th birthday in order to sign up for Medicare.  The telephone number is 1-800-772-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778).  You can also submit your application online.
 

How can I find a doctor who accepts Medicare? 

Information about Medicare-enrolled physicians and healthcare professionals can also be found online
 

How can Congresswoman Titus help? 

The Medicare website is an excellent resource to help you determine whether you are eligible, how to apply, and what kind of coverage to choose.  However, if you are experiencing problems accessing or receiving your benefits, or resolving coverage and reimbursement disputes, please contact my office for assistance.
 

Do you have Medicare Questions? 

Get your Medicare questions answered by clicking here
 

Medicaid

Medicaid is a health care program available to low-income individuals and families who are unable to afford medical care.  As Medicaid is a state-administered program, each state sets its own requirements concerning eligibility and available services. 
 
In Nevada, Medicaid is administered by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. For information about who is eligible for Medicaid and how to apply, click here.
 
Nevada also provides health care benefits to uninsured children from low income families through the Nevada Check Up program. Nevada Check Up serves children whose families are not eligible for Medicaid but have an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Information regarding the Nevada Check Up program is available here or by calling toll free at 1-877-543-7669.