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Learn about Medicare eligibility, benefits, and reimbursement


In the United States, some health insurance is funded publicly, meaning funded by the government. The two primary publicly funded insurance programs are Medicare and Medicaid. In existence since 1965, these programs represent roughly one-quarter of the country’s annual budget and have significant impacts on the United States healthcare system. Medicaid is discussed in a separate lesson. Here, we’ll discuss Medicare.

The federal government operates the Medicare program....