Original Medicare

Original Medicare is provided by the federal government. It typically consisit of two parts. Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.Original Medicare is also known as Traditional Medicare. If you are eligible for Medicare. You may choose to get your healthcare coverage through original Medicare but before you do its beneficial that you understand the parts of Medicare.

Part A- Medicare Part A is hospital coverage. It helps pay inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing care, inpatient care, hospice care and limited home health-care services.
Part B- Medicare Part B is medical coverage. It helps pay for doctor visits, outpatient care, medical equipment, ambulance services, Lab tests and some preventative services

Are you eligible for Medicare? Generally medicare is for people 65 or older. You may be able to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, end stage renal disease ( ESRD) or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig disease) or you have a qualifying disability and you've received disability benefits for 24 months. To qualify as a legal resident, you must have lived in the United States for at least 5 years in a row before applying for Medicare. If you don't qualify for premuim- free Part A, you might be able to buy it.

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