Most senior citizens will in fact be qualified for Medicare coverage. Medicare is also a government health insurance program, but it is not based on financial need. You become eligible for Medicare through the accrual of retirement credits. When you are working, you can accumulate as many as four retirement credits per year. If you have at least 40 retirement credits, you will be eligible for Medicare coverage when you reach the age of 65.
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- The Healthy or Community Spouse