Medicare was set up via the Social Security Act in 1965. It was set up with the aim of providing health coverage to people aged 65 and above. However, Medicare is also open to people less than 65 years of age if they have certain diseases and disabilities. In Maine, Medicare is jointly funded by the federal and state governments. In addition the program is also funded by the monthly premiums that individuals pay. These premiums are deducted directly from people’s Social Security checks.
Maine Medicare Eligibility
Maine Medicare Eligibility for people, who are 65 years and above, is as follows:
Maine Medicare Eligibility for People Less than 65
People, who are under 65, can be eligible for Part A of the Medicare program. This Part covers hospital insurance. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
In such a case, the person would not have to pay monthly premiums for Part A of the Medicare, but would need to pay a monthly premium to get Medicare Part B.
Further Information About Maine Medicare Eligibility
When a person is covered by the Original Medicare, which includes Part A and Part B, the person automatically becomes eligibility for Part D of Medicare which covers prescription drugs. However, Medicare Part D is an optional choice that is offered to people via the program and those, who want to join it have to pay a monthly premium.