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  Court TV on Medicare Coverage
The best private site on the Web for Medicare coverage information, well-written and targeted for the average reader. Includes essential facts about Medigap coverage.

ElderNet explains how Medicaid coverage works, how you may qualify and what to watch out for, especially regarding nursing home benefits.

  Social Security Administration Medicare Pages
Comprehensive Medicare information, recommended for its eligibility and enrollment information more than for its sometimes-too-technical discussion of benefits.

  Countable Assets
ElderNet lists the assets that are counted – and those that are not counted – when adding up your resources for purposes of Medicaid eligibility. This page supplements the Overview, which explains how countability factors into eligibility.

  Medicare Appeals
Bet Tzedek Legal Services of California provides a superb overview of the Medicare appeals process. Written with technical excellence, practicality and a savvy view of what to expect from the procedure.

  Assets for Married Couples
ElderNet explains the special rules that allow spouses to keep a share of marital assets, and in some cases to keep them all. This page supplements the Overview, which explains how resources factor into eligibility.


Best of the Web on Medicare and Medicaid topics, including the best Medicare tutorials from the Social Security Administration, Court TV and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. ElderNet provides its own information about Medicaid, including an Overview, a description of Countable Assets and a discussion of special rules for the treatment of Assets for Married Couples.

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