About Us

How is Medicare funded?

Learn about how Medicare is funded through 2 trust accounts held by the U.S. Treasury: the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (which pays for Medicare Part A, inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, home health care, hospice care, and combating fraud and abuse), and the Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (which pays for Medicare Part B outpatient health care and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage).

The Affordable Care Act & Medicare

Learn about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects people with Medicare. If you have Medicare, you don't need to change to a Marketplace plan, you get more preventive services without paying the Medicare Part B coinsurance or deductible, you can save money on brand name drugs (Medicare Part D), your doctor may get more resources to support care coordination, and you can be assured that Medicare funding will be available to help you save on premiums and coinsurance.

Contact Medicare

Learn how to contact the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal agency that runs the Medicare Program, by phone, TTY, or mail.

Plain writing

Read about our progress in the Plain Writing Act compliance. Learn about what CMS is doing to help you understand documents needed to: apply for federal goverment benefits or services, file taxes, get information about federal government benefits or services, and understand federal requirements.

Information in other languages

Learn about our plan to get information to people in other languages, including Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language.