Medicare is the U.S. government's health insurance program for people age 65 or older. Certain people under age 65 can qualify for Medicare, too, including those with disabilities, permanent kidney failure or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Medicare helps with the cost of health care, but it does not cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care. The program has four parts:
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)