What's the difference between healthcare and Medicare?

Jul, 19 2023

In my latest blog, I discussed the key differences between healthcare and Medicare. Healthcare is a broad term that encompasses all services aimed at maintaining or improving health, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. On the other hand, Medicare is a specific government-funded health insurance program available to people aged 65 or older, certain young people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. So, while Medicare is part of the bigger healthcare system, not all healthcare is covered by Medicare. Understanding these differences is crucial in navigating our health needs and insurance options.