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across several access measures, which include; capability to schedule a timely appointment, having a general source of care and getting medical care when required. Medicaid provides secondary insurance, like hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, and doctors' doctor visits. On the other side, Medicare is the primary payer; that is, it pays individuals Medicare Part B premium and might offer additional services.Dirk, Klees and Curtis (2000) explains that the United States, “Medicaid gives health coverage to some low-income individuals, children, pregnant women, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.” Although, in some states, the program covers all the low-income adults that are below a specific income level. The beneficiaries with this program are called dual eligible and account for at least twenty percent of the entire Medicare beneficiaries: 12 million individuals (Alley et al., 2016). The dual-eligible are grouped on theground of whether they get partial or full Medicaid benefits. Medicare’s eligibility is supervised by the federal government, indicating it is the same. Even though each state set