How long does Medicare last?

Asked over 2 years ago - Rapid City, SD

If I start to receive Medicare, is it temporary or for rest of my life? If it is temporary, how long does Medicare benefit last?

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  1. Bryant Keith Martin

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . It is intended to be permanent, to last the rest of your life. However, the fund supporting it is being depleted and is expected to go broke in about 15 or 20 years, unless the politicians fix it. So if possible try to plan your finances so that you can take care of your own health care at that time. If i'm wrong and it survives, you will have a very nice vacation fund built up.

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