Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65+ and other vulnerable younger individuals.
The good news about Medicare is that it pays for the majority (but not all) of most senior’s medical bills. Unfortunately, the not so good news is that it typically does not pay for about 20% of senior medical bills (which can be a very big number). As a result, many income-challenged, chronically ill seniors, find accessing quality healthcare difficult or impossible.
Fortunately, in addition to Medicare, there are several low-cost and possibly no-cost healthcare insurance options.