What Does Medicare Cover?

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Medicare is the United States’ federal healthcare program that covers all people over age 65, certain people younger than age 65 who are disabled and people who have permanent kidney failure. Medicare coverage has four different components, called “parts,” and each part pays for different medical services and other benefits. If you’re approaching age 65 or have another condition that may make you eligible for Medicare coverage, it’s important to understand what the different parts do — and don’t — provide.