Are patients with schizophrenia eligible for Medicare and Medicaid?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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In the United States, patients with schizophrenia who are unable to work may be eligible for governmental programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. These programs pay the cost of medical care. Unfortunately, if individuals begin to work and earn a sufficient salary, they may lose these benefits—an especially problematic occurrence when, as is often the case, their job provides minimal or no health benefits. This situation is complicated and must be monitored closely by professionals with a good understanding of health benefits.


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