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Are these questions asked in USMLE? was doing from qbank. anyways whats the answer . please give logic along.

A 64-year-old widow with substantial savings develops Alzheimer disease. She has a 36-year-old son who still lives at home and is anticipating receiving an ample inheritance. His mother is beginning to require around-the-clock supervision; consequently, the son starts to look into residential care options. He is appalled by the cost, but a friend tells him not to
worry because at her age Medicaid will pick up the tab. Which of the following statements about her potential use of the federal Medicare or Medicaid program to finance her care is most accurate?
(A) Medicaid will not cover the cost of her medications.
(B) Medicaid will not pay for her residential care.
(C) She will become eligible for Medicaid only if she has contributed to the program through federal withholding of her wages.
(D) She will become eligible for Medicaid only upon turning 65.
(E) She will become eligible for Medicaid only if impoverished.
(F) In another year, Medicare will pay the cost of residential care.
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the ans for the q is C...
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I think its D
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Are you sure you copied the options right?
Is the question asking about Medicaid or Medicare!
Medicare can cover some of the costs BUT NOT MEDICAID
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Are these questions asked in USMLE?
Yes. They do.
Check the US-Healthcare tag link at the bottom of the thread.

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Yes. They do.
Check the US-Healthcare tag link at the bottom of the thread.

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Agreed!

with regard to the question, its either C or D!
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The answer is E.

Medicaid is only for poor and disabled people (although, unfortunately, not all of the poor and disabled are covered and not all providers take Medicaid)

Medicare is for those who have contributed in payroll taxes, once they are 65. It does not necessarily cover residential care, though.

(A) Medicaid will not cover the cost of her medications.
(B) Medicaid will not pay for her residential care.

These two are true in her case, but would be false if she were impoverished.

(C) She will become eligible for Medicaid only if she has contributed to the program through federal withholding of her wages.
(D) She will become eligible for Medicaid only upon turning 65.

These are true about Medicare, not Medicaid.

(E) She will become eligible for Medicaid only if impoverished.
This is true.

(F) In another year, Medicare will pay the cost of residential care.
Not really. It only covers 100 days of acute nursing home care - and even then, once she runs out of Medicare days, she would have to pay from her own pocket or go home.
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