Some other tangential benefits that are included in these Medicaid programs (primarily benefiting those who apply for Medicaid Waiver) are:
1. More cash available to the Medicaid recipient. Medicaid will pay the Medicare Part B premium cost (currently automatically deducted from social security income). In 2020, that will result in most Medicaid beneficiaries receiving an extra $144.60 per month in their bank account.
2. More cash available to the Medicaid recipient because Medicaid will pay for most co-pays and deductibles.
3. Potentially more cash available to the Medicaid recipient when they choose their Medicaid-Managed Plan (Florida Medicaid has contracted with marquee names such as AETNA, United, Sunshine Health, Humana, etc…). Once enrolled in one of these Medicaid plans, the Medicaid recipient has the option to discontinue paying for their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement (they also have the ability to keep their current Medicare plan if they so choose).
4. Long-Term Care Medicaid also pays for: medical equipment, incontinence supplies, home accessibility adaptations, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, chiropractic services, hearing services, dental services, podiatric services and more.