My parents migrated about 5 years ago and live in MA. They don't have any earnings and we support them for their living expenses. So far we have been buying health insurance from open market. Now that they have completed 5 years, they will be eligible to get Medicare/Medicaid.
My question is would they be eligible for Medicaid? My brother is totally against applying for Medicaid as he believes they won't get the care they deserve from Medicaid and he wants me to buy Medicare.
Is it true that Medicaid has extremely restrictive benefits and Medicare is much better? I will really appreciate any insight, thought and comments. Also, if you could please point me to some other resources for me to convince my brother.