Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). Original Medicare covers many health care services and supplies, but there are many costs (“gaps”) it doesn’t cover.
(See the Medicare Coverage Overview Below)
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
• Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals • Helps cover skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
• Helps cover doctors’ services and outpatient care • Helps cover some preventive services to help maintain your health and to keep certain illnesses from getting worse