Medicare. By: Taylor Davis Sociology 431. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
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Anyone Advantage Planwho meets the Medicare eligibility requirements can enroll in a Medicare plan. Medicare eligibility is determined primarily by age, but can be determined by disability or diagnosis under certain circumstances. In general, you are eligible for Medicare enrollment if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have worked (or have a spouse who has worked) for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment. In addition, you must either:
A plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide Part A and Part B benefits to people with Medicare who enroll in the plan. Medicare health plans include all Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Cost Plans, Demonstration/Pilot Programs, and Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Part A both.