Learn more about the basics of Medicare, what it is, who it helps, and more.
What is Medicare?
Medicare covers people 65 and over and certain people under 65 with a disability, and people with end-stage renal disease.
Medicare Part A helps cover your inpatient care in hospitals, critical access hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. It also covers hospice care and some home health care.
Medicare Part B helps cover your doctors’ services, outpatient hospital care, and some other medical services that Medicare Part A doesn’t cover, such as some of the services of physical and occupational therapists, and some home health care. Medicare Part B helps pay for these covered services and supplies when they are medically necessary. For more coverage information go to Your Medicare Coverage at Medicare.gov.
Income-related Adjustments: People with Medicare who report income above $85,000 a year ($170,000 filing jointly) are legally responsible to cover a larger portion of the cost of their coverage. These premium adjustments range from $42.00 to $230.80 a month for Medicare Part B.