Medicare (United States)

United States single-payer national social insurance program

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Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in 1966 under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, younger people with some disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as well as people with end stage renal disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medicare is funded by a combination of a payroll tax, beneficiary premiums and surtaxes from beneficiaries, and general U.S. Treasury revenue.

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All the talk about Sen. Bernie Sanders' signature health plan seems to be taking a toll on insurance and medical stocks
Credit: CBS News - Published 3 days ago

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Sanders won applause for Medicare for All from the group on TV. But calling Trump a 'pathological liar' won't win over the larger Fox News audience.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 5 days ago

Start by paying doctors by salary, letting Medicare negotiate drug prices, and getting patients to stop making expensive, unnecessary trips to the ER.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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