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The Basics of Medicare for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients

October 2019

ACE TA Center

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Historically, most Medicare beneficiaries living with HIV have been under age 65 and qualified for Medicare because of a disability. However, there are more older adults living with HIV, and served by the RWHAP, than ever before.

This resource provides Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) staff and program administrators with an overview of Medicare eligibility and coverage for RWHAP clients and other people with HIV. Find the answers to these questions:

  1. What are the common Medicare eligibility pathways for people with HIV?
  2. Learn about the different parts of Medicare, including their coverage and costs.
  3. How can you support RWHAP clients to enroll in Medicare?
  4. How can the RWHAP helps clients with Medicare costs?
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