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Medicare Basics & Plan’s Coverages

What is Medicare

To learn about Medicare Basics & Plan’s Coverages we need to first understand Medicare.  Medicare is the federal government program that gives you health care coverage (health insurance) if you are 65 or older, or under 65 and have a disability, no matter your income. When you pay taxes on your income, part of the money goes toward Medicare. The centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is the federal agency that oversees Medicare.

The Medicare program is different from the Medicaid program.  Medicaid is a state and federal program offering health care coverage to people of most ages in certain groups, but generally only to those with low incomes.

Medicare has four different parts: (Part A) inpatient services, (Part B) outpatient services, (Part C) Medicare Advantage Plans, and (Part D) prescription drugs. Learn more by selecting the links below: