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Medicare

The federal program that provides medical insurance for people aged 65 and older, some disabled persons and those with end-stage renal disease. It provides physician, hospital, and medical benefits for individuals over age 65, or those meeting specific disability standards. Benefits for nursing home and home health services are limited to short-term rehabilitative care. There are different parts of Medicare which cover specific services if you meet certain conditions. For detailed information, visit the website (www.medicare.gov) or call for assistance: 1-800-Medicare.

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