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Medicare Program – the Main Points You Should Know

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Our health is the greatest gift of nature and we ought to guard it as good as we may. Of course, a single person cannot provide the required protection on his/her own, especially when people become aged. Thus, the government has to take care of its citizens. The US government constantly enrolls various health protective programs. One of such is called Medicare.

The story of this program hits back to 1966 when it was established. You can learn more about the major changes in the program at The main target of this establishment is to provide medical help for people of a certain age or with certain health problems.

The following categories of patients may receive a laminate Medicare card:

  • Patients aged 65 and more;
  • Patients younger than 65, but with definite health deviations;
  • Patients diagnosed the last or End-Stage of Renal Disease;

Special departments and associations carry out decisions about whom to give this card. The program is divided into 4 major parts, which are A, B, C, and D. Each has its own peculiarities and you should be aware of them.

  • Medicare Part A. This Part provides hospital insurance. It covers people placed in hospitals. They may receive nursing support but without a durable period of time. Thus, such people can cover hospice and home health care. Not all people may receive a full set of benefits. Commonly, these are persons who paid payroll taxes while they were employed.
  • Medicare Part B. It offers medical insurance. This plan fully covers the expenses required for the services of a doctor and treatment at home. Besides, it may cover certain expenses for medical assistance mentioned in Part A. For example, these may be the services of an occupational therapist. It covers expenses when services and supplies are really required. Commonly, people pay a premium every month.
  • Medicare Part C. It’s an interesting plan. It combines medical services and conditions offered by plans A and B. However, the plan has one important exception. It does not require hospice treatment. Moreover, this Part may cover some additional necessities. These may be costs for prescription preparations, medical care to solve problems with vision, hearing, teeth, and so on.
  • Medicare Part D. The last major Part includes coverage of prescribed medication. This plan is accessible by categories of patients with the Medicare card. In order to receive advantages of the plan, patients ought to get permission, which provides drug coverage. In most cases, it’s demanded to pay a premium every month.

As you can see, every category has certain advantages, limits, and demands. It’s necessary to check every detail to be sure you receive what you really need. Patients require confirmed statuses, which are based on their age group and health conditions. Every plan helps to cover merely all the expanses appointed for medical care both inside and outside the hospital.

The plans and program as a whole are very useful. They help aged people to receive high-quality care without spending money.



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