Medicare coverage takes effect for most people at age 65. Over the years Medicare has become increasingly complicated with many interlocking parts. By understanding how they all work, you'll be in a position to get everything you're entitled to receive under Medicare.
What is a Medicare?
Medicare is a federal health insurance program that was created in 1965 under the Social Security Administration. Now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, these benefits are enjoyed by over 60 million people in the United States.
Who is eligible?
In order to qualify for Medicare, you must either be a United States citizen or a legal resident. Legal residents must live in the U.S. for at least five years in a row before enrolling in a program. you must also be 65 or older or have a qualifying disability.