Medicare is a health insurance program for:
People age 65 and over
People under 65 with certain disabilities
People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant)
Since 1965, Medicare has helped millions of Americans pay for the health care services they need. You likely have already paid into the program through Social Security.
Medicare Parts A and B
Medicare works the same way throughout the U.S. with any provider that accepts Medicare patients. Parts A and B each help to pay for several types of medical costs, but they don't cover everything.
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