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Medicare

  • By: Rebekah M. Zincavage & Duane R. Neff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Medicare is a federal health insurance program administered by the United States government for the elderly and individuals living with a permanent disability. In 2005, Medicare was a source of health insurance coverage for 42.4 million Americans: 35.4 million elderly and ...

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