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Does Medicaid Cover Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters?

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Many disabled people are in need wheelchairs in America and simply can't afford them. One way to obtain a wheelchair, powerchair or scooter is through the Medicare/Medicaid insurance programs. It is possible to get a wheelchair through a combination of coverage by Medicare and Medicaid at no cost to the recipient, it is not guaranteed. Medicaid wheelchairs are available if you know how to get them. The Medicaid Program: Medicaid is a government subsidized healthcare program designed to assist people who fall into the low income category to receive adequate healthcare by providing supplemental insurance coverage to Medicare, the primary government subsidized insurer. Within both the Medicare and Medicaid programs are sub-programs with coverage for durable medical equipment. Wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters are considered durable medical equipment and therefore qualify for coverage most of the time. How it Works: Most people, who have supplemental Medicaid insurance, also have ... more
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