Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Medical Subject Headings
Health Services Research | Primary Care
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 have contributed 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).
Citation: Baldor BA. Medicare. In: UpToDate, Schmader KE (ed). UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, updated 2011.