Medicare Part C, also known as the Medicare Advantage program, allows you to choose a health plan offered by a private insurance company that is approved by Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans include:
Medicare Advantage plans receive payments from Medicare to provide you with the benefits covered by Medicare, including Part A and Part B. Most Medicare Advantage plans include Part D drug coverage and many offer extra coverage, such as vision and hearing care, dental services, and wellness programs.
A: Medicare is a federal government program that provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people with permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. The Medicare program is made up of several "parts" that offer various benefits, including hospital insurance Part A), medical insurance for doctors' services (Part B), and prescription drug coverage (Part D).
A: Medicare Part A, also known as the Hospital Insurance program, helps cover the costs of care in the following facilities:
If you are eligible for Medicare you will not have to pay a monthly premium for Part A if you or your spouse paid Medicare payroll taxes while working.
The Affordable Care Act makes several changes to Medicare that most likely will improve your benefits and your access to primary care services. Some significant changes include: