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Researching Medicare or Medicaid? Google Wants to Help

Posted by Laura E. Stubberud | Sep 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people use Google to get information about health care services, including benefits programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Recently, Google announced changes to the search experience for users seeking information about Medicare and Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. The announcement about the updates comes as part of the annual Google Health Equity Summit.

Updates to the Google Experience

This autumn, Google is implementing several changes to its search engine to help you access essential resources about Medicare and Medicaid:

  • When you look up Medicare and Medicaid information, you will see eligibility requirements and steps on how to enroll.
  • Google will tailor the information to your location, showing your state's eligibility criteria and enrollment process.
  • If you already have Medicaid or Medicare coverage, you will be able to use the browser to find local health care providers who accept your plan. The new Medicaid search feature will complement an existing Medicare filter, making it easier to find providers who accept Medicaid.

The updates, set to go into effect in the coming weeks, may also help underserved populations access information about Medicare and Medicaid.

On its blog, Google also announced other health-focused endeavors:

  • YouTube will work with the Kaiser Family Foundation to support videos about health, including mental health and health access.
  • This year, Google will expand its Fitbit Health Equity Research Initiative, advancing research about health disparities.

Read the full blog post from Google.

Image credit: Google Keyword blog

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Laura E. Stubberud

Laura Stubberud has over two decades of experience in the practice of estate and family law in Nevada. After graduation from UCLA, she studied law at Southwestern University School of Law , graduating in 1992. With over 25 years of practice in Clark County, Nevada, Ms. Stubberud has substantial e...


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