Medicare, Medicaid, and Medigap

Understanding Medicare, Medicaid, medigap, and other government offered or regulated health insurance and benefit programs isn't easy. But knowing what each offers is an important part of managing and paying for eldercare. You can also find what procedures, treatments, and medical supplies Medicare will cover with's Medicare Information Finder.

  • How does Medicare work? What is Medicare? Who qualifies for Medicare? What does Medicare cover?

  • How Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Works. Who's eligible for Medicare Part A and what hospital care is covered by Medicare Part A?

  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Medicare Part B is intended to cover doctor bills and outpatient costs. But what does it really cover?

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