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Medicare by Tanya Feke

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CHAPTER5

Qualifying for Medicare

In This Chapter

  • Meeting criteria for Medicare by age
  • When taxes count and when they don’t
  • Medical conditions that qualify for Medicare
  • The long road for disabilities
  • What to do when you are denied Medicare

One of the keys to gaining access to health care in the United States is knowing when you are eligible. Private insurance policies are always available, but they can be expensive. Too often the costs are not feasible for individuals and families. For this reason, many people opt out of health care. In 2010, 49 million people were without health insurance according to the 2011 Current Population Survey conducted ...

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