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banner Tuesday, 22 February, 2000, 12:20 GMT
Medicare
USA hospital
Medicare provides health insurance for the elderly
The national health insurance program for the elderly and the disabled established in 1965 under an amendment to the Social Security Act.

Medicare breaks down into two parts;

  • hospital insurance
  • medical insurance
It is designed to help protect people aged 65 and over from the high costs of health care.

It also provides coverage for patients with permanent kidney failure and people with certain disabilities.

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