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Get answers to common questions about Medicare, a health insurance program from the federal government.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Medicare has four parts:
Part A is hospital insurance.
Part B is medical insurance.
Part C Medical Advantage Plans are a private insurance option for covering hospital and medical costs.