Most seniors rely on Medicare to pay for their medical care. But for some 10 million low income seniors, help for medical costs also comes from Medicaid. With Medicaid coverage, such seniors receive assistance with not only small, out-of-pocket medical expenses but also the major costs of long-term nursing home care, which is largely uncovered by Medicare. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a new Issue Brief which describes in detail the population covered by both Medicare and Medicaid, and it underscores why threats to Medicaid funding or suggestions to create Medicaid block grants could have significant negative impact on millions of senior citizens. Low income seniors may also be eligible for other savings programs that are part of Medicare, including the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program, which shields low income seniors with very modest Social Security payments from being billed directly by Medicare providers. To better understand the interaction between Medicare and Medicaid coverage, read the Issue Brief Here. To learn more about Medicare savings programs for low income seniors, Click Here.