Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Title

Medicare

UMMS Affiliation

Center for Health Policy and Research; Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

6-6-2012

Document Type

Other

Medical Subject Headings

Medicare

Disciplines

Health and Medical Administration | Health Economics | Health Services Administration

Abstract

Summary: This topic reviews Medicare. Medicare is a United States publicly funded federal health insurance plan for the elderly and disabled that covers about 45 million Americans. People contribute to Medicare by payroll taxes paid during their years of employment. These funds are held in the Hospital Insurance Trust fund and are administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Tutty, M., & Baldor, R. (2012). Medicare. UpToDate, Topic 2774, Version 12.0.

Comments

Information in this record reflects the version accessed December 12, 2012: "Literature review current through: Nov 2012. | This topic last updated: Jun 6, 2012."