medicare, health insurance program
Medicare is a health insurance program sponsored by the federal government. Medicare covers many but not all expenses for medical doctors, hospitalization, skilled nursing facility care, out-patient care, home health, hospice care, blood, clinical laboratory services, prescription drugs, x-rays and diagnostic services, and medical supplies and equipment. It does not cover custodial or long-term health care.
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