The National Consumer Protection Technical Resource Center: The Center of Service & Information for SMPs
Medicare is a program that was created by Congress in 1965.
In FY2009, the program will cover an estimated 45 million persons (38
million aged and 7 million
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
You are a U.S. citizen or have your resident visa and have lived in the U.S. for 5 consecutive years and:
Enrollment is handled through the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board.
1. Automatic Enrollment
2. Initial Enrollment
3. Special Enrollment
You are eligible if either you or your spouse is actively working, has health coverage from the job and:
4. General Enrollment
For More Information