What is the difference between Medicaid & Medicare?

Medicaid is a medical assistance program funded by the Federal and state governments.  It provides comprehensive coverage for medical, hospital, long-term care, dental, and prescription drug costs to people who are determined eligible for the program. Eligibility is based upon a person’s being under 21, disabled, blind, or sixty-five and older, and having assets below an amount set by the state a person lives in.  For most Medicaid services the insured person does not have a co-pay.  Medicare is a medical insurance program paid for by premiums withheld from a person’s Social Security benefit.  Medicare does not cover prescription medicines, and there is always a co-pay by the Medicare eligible person. 

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Will Medicaid cover my prescriptions drugs?

Medicaid will cover most prescription drugs. As in most insurance plans, pharmacies filling prescriptions for Medicaid covered people are required to use generic replacements for certain brand name medications. If a doctor insists that patients receive only one brand of drug, the doctor is required to fill out a form explaining why this is necessary. Many pharmacies. Including several large drug stores chains, accept Medicaid prescriptions. In most states Medicaid covered prescriptions do not require a co-pay. Experimental drugs are usually not covered by Medicaid. If experimental medication is a matter of survival, this rule is sometimes waived. Medicaid prescription coverage pays for syringes and testing materials for people with diabetes. MedicaidMadeEasy!Com can discuss Medicaid prescription polices with you.

Medicaid help may be refused for illegal steroid users

Steroids are usually used illegally to increase muscular size, decrease the amount of fat and/or enhance athletic performance in men as they imitate the effects of testosterone. Though, females can use them for similar reasons. These types of steroids are known as anabolic-androgenic steroids. AAS steroids like Dianabol, Deca Durabolin, Anavar, Stanozolol are prescription only and controlled substances by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All anabolic steroids are vert toxic to the liver, especially side effects of Anavar may be difficult to deal with. Anabolic refers to the creation of muscle tissue whereas androgenic refers to male characteristics. The body usually makes these itself alongside catabolic steroids. Yet, supplementing with anabolic steroids has become common because of their effects on aesthetics and performance.

As users chase better and better bodies these substances become more and more addictive to the point where the user can struggle to see life without them, similar to alcohol or drug abuse.Originally, steroids were only used by bodybuilders and by doctors to treat patients. However, as people have found out about their usefulness when it comes to aesthetics, recreational use has become more popular. There are certain medical conditions that can be aided with steroids such as anaemia, low testosterone production, recovery from burns, certain types of breast cancer, HIV wasting syndrome, delayed puberty in adolescent boys, osteoporosis, impotence, endometriosis and growth failure. Though, steroid abuse comes when these drugs are used illegally such as when they are not issued by a doctor or health professional.

Steroid abuse can cause a wide range of health effects from simple aesthetic differences to severe and life-threatening consequences. Luckily, a lot of these effects can be reversed by simply coming off the drugs but others can become a permanent part of the body. Steroids work by affecting the normal hormonal production inside of the body as they are synthetic versions of natural hormones. A common side effect of steroids is the decrease of sperm production and a decrease in the size of the testicles. These can usually be reversed once coming off the drug. However, issues such as male pattern baldness and gynecomastia (enlargement of male breast tissue) in men often remain. One study looking at male bodybuilders showed that more than half experienced decreased testicular size and/or gynecomastia.

Women need to be aware of the effects of virilization and masculinization. This is where females start to develop male characteristics such as acne, vocal chord deepening and hair growth on the chest, back and face. Breast size and body fat will both decrease though the clitoris will enlarge.