A federal social insurance program under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Medicare provides healthcare coverage for people over 65 and people under 65 with permanent disabilities. Most Americans are entitled to basic coverage under Medicare if they or their spouse have contributed payroll taxes for more than 10 years.

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Last updated: October 21, 2019