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Medicare Part A

What is Medicare Part A?

Medicare Part A is also commonly known as hospital benefit coverage because it covers inpatient health care needs. This includes hospital care, skilled nursing facility coverage, and other various inpatient expenses.

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Does Medicare Part A include premiums?

Some Medicare eligible individuals do not pay any monthly premiums for Medicare Part A. One reason may be because the Medicare taxes are included in monthly payroll deductions, so monthly taxes are used to finance health coverage upon eligibility.

However, some people do not qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A coverage. One reason this might be true is if you hadn’t worked and paid Medicare taxes for the required period of time. If you do not qualify for premium-free Part A Medicare coverage, you may still be able to purchase coverage under certain conditions.

What does Medicare Part A cover?

This type of Medicare coverage generally includes various hospitalization-related services.
Certain nursing and home-based health care services are also covered, but your care must be ordered by a doctor. In addition, the services must be provided by an agency that has been approved and certified by the Medicare coverage program.

Medicare Part A also provides coverage for hospice care for certain individuals with a terminal condition.

The Part A Medicare coverage program is for general coverage that assists in paying for many inpatient hospital expenses. This includes the hospital services that you receive, such as a semi-private room, your inpatient medication and meals, nursing services while in hospital, and other hospital services.

A Medicare Supplement Plan might cover the rest

Medicare Supplement plans provide coverage for many expenses that are not covered by Medicare Part A.

For more information about your additional Medicare coverage options, get free Medicare quotes above.

Important: You must have the basics of Medicare – both Parts A & B – before you can explore Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage options.
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