Most U.S. citizens earn the right to enroll in Medicare by working and paying their taxes for a minimum required period. Even if you didn't work long enough to be entitled to Medicare benefits, you may still
be eligible to enroll, but you might have to pay more. Medicare beneficiaries include:
People age 65 or older
People under age 65 with certain disabilities, and
People of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).
Who can get Medicare?
Medicare is a program that is funded by the United States of America and was created to provide healthcare benefits to people who are 65 or older, as well as certain younger people with disabilities.
Due to the variety of options and coverage plans, Medicare can sometimes be a little tricky, so it’s important to get educated to determine the right plan for you. Let’s get started with the basics on Medicare to give you a better understanding.