Medicare is the federal health insurance program for: people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
Below you will find several helpful links to a wealth of information on Medicare, what it covers, and the drug program.
- New Benefits At-a-Glance
- Enrolling in Medicare
- Medicare Coverage
- Drug Discount Cards
- Drug Benefits in 2006
- Retiree Benefits
- Long-Term Benefits
- Medicare for People with Disabilities
- Decisions: What's The Right Coverage for You?
- Filing a Medicare Claim
- Getting More Information
Reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD, August 2005.
SOURCES: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare.gov web site. National Council on the Aging web site.
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