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If I am on medicare am I required by law to have medical

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if I am on medicare am I required by law to have medical insurance
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: WA
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I don't understand
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: filed or reported how?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just got an e mail telling me I needed to buy medical insurance because I was on Medicaid or medicare
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 7 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Expert:  Ray replied 7 months ago.

That is incorrect here, if you have medicare thats all that is required.This may be a misleading publication to sell you insurance.If you have medicaid it would supplement medicare assuming you qualify.As long as you have medicare you are covered under the law as far as health coverage.

You aren't mandated to buy anything else, ignore anybody that tells you otherwise.

Reference

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2013/09/09/do-you-need-health-insurance-if-you-have-medicare-or-medicaid

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