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Medicare at a Glance - Fact Sheet

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: Medicare; Benefits; Eligibility

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This fact sheet provides a basic overview of the Medicare program, including how it is financed, who is eligible and what benefits are covered under the program. In addition, it describes supplemental health insurance, benefits provided by the new drug law and data on Medicare expenditures and financing.