Free workshop teaches the ins and outs of Medicaid

Events, Health 0 2 health care costs continue to climb, many people presume that one way or another Medicare or Medicaid will pay for care, especially long term care.

Medicaid, a program financed jointly by the federal and state governments, provides medical care and long term care to many individuals. Yet, while most people depend on Medicaid being there when it’s needed, few people understand the ins and outs of this program.

To help Pierce County resident understand Medicaid,  the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center is offering a free workshop called “Using Medicaid: Medicaid Eligibility and Other Resources”.

The workshop is designed to provide basic information about Medicaid, services that are covered, eligibility requirements, spend down and personal financial consequences. While the focus will be on Medicaid for older adults, the presentation will include coverage of many other health care options for all ages.

“Medicaid is an important tool,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources. “Families should know about it, how it works, the advantages and disadvantages and the many other resources available in the community.”

The free workshop will be held three times.

  • Feb. 11 – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Pierce County Annex , located at 2401 S. 35th St, Main Conf. Room, Tacoma
  • Feb. 11 – 7 to 8 p.m. at the Peoples Retirement Community, located at 1720 East 67th Street, Tacoma
  • Feb. 13 – 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the County-City Building, located at 930 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma

This event is sponsored by the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center. The ADRC is a starting place providing unbiased, free and easily accessible information, referral and assistance regarding disability services and long term care in Pierce County. The ADRC is available by calling (253) 798-4600 or (800) 5462-0332.

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