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Medicaid
The federal medical assistance program for low-income persons authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act. Medicaid is a federal-state partnership. It is primarily funded with federal dollars, but states must pay a portion of the cost of services. States administer the Medicaid program within their own borders. Medicaid covers most medical needs including hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and medical supplies. It also covers long-term care, including in-home and community-based care for individuals who would otherwise qualify for nursing home care. Also called Title XIX.

Medicare
The federal medical insurance program authorized by Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. Nearly all persons 65+ years of age, as well as individuals of all ages with disabilities, are eligible for Medicare. The hospital benefit of Part A is mandatory. Part B (doctors and home health care) and Part D (prescription drugs) are voluntary components of the Medicare program.

Median Average
Median average is a value in an ordered set of values below and above which there are an equal number of values. It is a statistical value relating to, or constituting of, the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in an even-numbered set). For example, the median value of 2 5, 9, 15, and 100 is 9.

Mean (Average) Income
Mean (average) income is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group. The means for households, families, and unrelated individuals are based on all households, families, and unrelated individuals, respectively. The means (averages) for people are based on people 15 years old and over with income.

Median Income
Median income is the amount that divides the income distribution into two equal groups:  half with incomes above the median, half with incomes below the median. The medians for households, families, and unrelated individuals are based on all households, families, and unrelated individuals, respectively. The medians for people are based on people 15 years old and over with income.

Money Management Program
This program offers daily money management service to help low-income older or disabled people who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills, and keeping track of financial matters.

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)
A team of providers that meet to create a coordinated system of services regarding dealing with adult abuse. Participants on the MDT team include local and state police departments, District Attorney, hospitals, EMTs, Senior & Disabled Services, Lane County Mental Health, and Developmental Disability Services.

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