Medicare is a federal health insurance program that serves over 44 million Americans. The program provides health benefits to almost 7 million people younger than age 65 who have a disability or chronic condition. Individuals may be entitled to Medicare if they qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, or have either End Stage Renal Disease or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's provides information to help families and health care providers identify sources of financial assistance.