What is Medicare?
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Can you start with the basics?
Sure. Medicare is America’s health insurance program for people age 65 and older (and for people with certain disabilities). To get it, you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Wait, you’ve told me about Parts A, B, and D. Isn’t there a Part C?
Yes. Part C can give you all the above―and more―in one convenient package. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage plans, are offered by private insurance companies and are approved by the government.
Part C (Medicare Advantage plan) provides all the benefits of Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance), and often includes extra benefits they do not cover, such as dental and vision. Some of these plans also include prescription drug coverage (Part D).
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