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the nation's largest health insurance program, was enacted in 1965 as one
of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society programs. Administered by the
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Medicare provides health insurance
to people age 65 and over and those who have permanent kidney failure and
certain people with disabilities.
- The official U.S. government
site for Medicare information, this website offers basic information about
Medicare and Medicare plan choices, information about nursing homes, publications,
and more. It also includes a host of invaluable tools for consumers, such
as "Medicare Health Plan Compare," "Medigap Compare,"
"Prescription Drug Assistance Programs," "Nursing Home Compare,"
and "Dialysis Facility Compare." There is also a guide to helpful
contacts and a Participating Physician Directory.
- Medicare Law: An Overview
- This section of Cornell
University's Legal Information Institute website provides an overview of Medicare
law and links to federal statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and other
- Medicare Rights Center
- "The Medicare Rights
Center (MRC) is a national, not-for-profit organization that helps ensure
that older adults and people with disabilities get good affordable health
care." Its website includes basic information about Medicare and related
programs as well as information about the Center's assistance services.
- Financial Information
- Health Care - Funding
- Managed Care
- Resources in your state
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