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Medicare

[med-i-kair]

1. A federal system of health insurance for people over 65 years of age.
    1.1. Also for people under 65 with certain disabilities
    1.2. Also for people of any age with end-stage renal disease
   (Permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant)

Medicare Basics

How traveling affects Medicare coverage


Medicare might not cover your medical treatments abroad, so it's important to know your options. [...]

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How to budget for Medicare expenses


When it comes to Medicare expenses, budgeting is equally as important as managing the costs you pay. [...]

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How Medicare is funded?


Where does the U.S. government get the money to offer health care for people ages 65 and older? [...]

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Hospital stays, inpatient & outpatient care


Make sure you understand how costs vary for inpatient and outpatient hospital stays. [...]

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Health conditions covered by Medicare


You may be surprised that Medicare covers these treatments and conditions. [...]

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Qualifying for Medicare


Find out when you're eligible for Medicare based on your age and health status. [...]

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Moving & Medicare


Here are two common situations during a change of address for Medicare. [...]

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Medicare copayment and coinsurance costs


When you get Medicare or Medigap, you need to familiarize yourself with some key terms. [...]

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Essential Medicare terms


See our breakdown of common Medicare terminology and their definitions. [...]

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Basic Costs of Medicare


Medicare won’t cover every medical expense you’re likely to face. [...]

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