WHAT IS MEDICARE?
Medicare is health insurance for the following:
People 65 or older
People under 65 with certain disabilities
People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) – a permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant
Medicare came into effect in 1965 under the the social security, with the purpose of providing health insurance to U.S. citizens over the age of 65, regardless of income or medical history.
Do I qualify for MEDICARE?
To be eligible for Medicare, you first have to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident residing in the U.S. for at least 5 years.