Medicare Coverage

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
  • Medigap
  • 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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Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2005