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How much insurance coverage does Medicare provide for my family?

Unlike many health insurance plans, Medicare does not provide family coverage. If you are 65 and qualify, you are insured by Medicare as an individual. You cannot insure your children or a younger spouse through your Medicare plan. Like you, your spouse is eligible for individual Medicare coverage once he or she turns 65. 

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