What Do I Have to Choose From?
Medicare offers several different policies, with variations as to what’s covered and how the policies themselves work. You have choices such as:
• Medicare Part A
• Medicare Part B
• Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
• Medicare Part D
What is Original Medicare? Who is it Ideal For?
The common choice is Original Medicare, which is made up of Medicare Part A and B. This offers coverage such as:
• Inpatient - Hospital stays, hospice care, and skilled nursing facility care
• Outpatient - Durable medical equipment, preventive care (e.g. screenings and exams), and immunizations
Original Medicare does not cover things such as:
If you are looking for an insurance plan that covers standard treatments, then Original Medicare is the one for you. It may not offer a few services, but it is a great policy in its own right. It should also be noted that you need Part A and B to enroll in other Medicare-related policies.