Bay Life Pharmacy

3350 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771

Phone: 727-614-9933

Fax: 727-614-9934

Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm

Sat - 10am - 1pm

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HEALTH INSURANCE

AND MEDICAID

Bay Life Pharmacy accepts most insurance and also Medicare and Medicaid for prescriptions and Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Please contact the pharmacy to check on your particular insurance as far as coverage goes.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

 

According to the U.S. Department of Health& Human Services:

 

Medicare is an insurance program. Medical bills are paid from trust funds which those covered have paid into. It serves people over 65 primarily, whatever their income: and serves younger disabled people and dialysis patients. Patients pay part of the costs through deductibles for hospital and other costs. Small monthly premiums are required for non-hospital coverage. Medicare is a federal program. It is basically the same everywhere in the United States and is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the federal government. Please refer to the website which gives additional information: http://medicare.gov

Medicaid is an assistance program. It serves low-income people of every age. Patients usually pay no part of costs for covered medical expenses. A small co-payment is sometimes required. Medicaid is a federal-state program. It varies from state to state. It is run by state and local governments within federal guidelines. To see if you qualify for your state’s Medicaid (or Children’s Health Insurance) program, look up the following website: https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/

For more information on Medicaid, please refer to this website: http://www.medicaid.gov