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Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), and certain people with disabilities.
The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
Part A provides Medicare benefits and coverage for:
Medicare Part B covers preventive services and medically necessary tests and supplies. For example, Part B will cover things such as:
Together, Medicare Parts A and B are considered "original" Medicare.
Medicare Part C combines Medicare Parts A and B and often Part D, with a private insurance company to offer additional benefits and more potential cost savings. These plans include:
Medicare Part D is a prescription drug plan available to everyone with Medicare. You can get prescription drug coverage by:
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