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Medicare

02/27/12

Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides coverage for people 65 or older; people under 65 with certain disabilities who have receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement Disability benefits for more than 24 months and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).  Detailed information for Medicare may be found on the www.Medicare.gov website.

Medicare has four parts:

  • Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance
  • Medicare Part B – Medical Insurance
  • Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage); and
  • Medicare Part D – Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

 Medicare Fact sheets