The most common insurance coverage that seniors and people with disabilities carry is called Medicare. Medicare is the national health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). Senior and Disabled Services does not administer this program.
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is a medical assistance program for low-income Oregonians administered by the Oregon Health Authority. Covered benefits in the OHP Plus package include physician services, hospital services, limited dental, mental health, immunizations, prescriptions, family planning services, maternity, and most preventive services.
The Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) is available to people over age 54 with limited incomes and who have had no private prescription coverage for at least 6 months.
The Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries program (QMB) is a Medicaid program that helps people with Medicare pay for their medical care. It is also known as the Medicare Savings Program.
The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program uses trained volunteers to help people with Medicare make health insurance decisions. They can help you select a Medicare prescription drug plan, find out if you are receiving all possible benefits, compare supplemental health insurance policies and more. View the brochure.
There are many ways that a veteran may qualify to receive quality Veterans Affairs health care. Veterans receive high-quality, low-cost health care from highly trained VA physicians and clinicians with many specialties to serve patients. Veterans may also be able to receive prescription medications.