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What is Original Medicare?

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Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

If you shun private coverage, can you get by on Original Medicare without purchasing supplemental coverage (Medigap and Part D prescription coverage) or using a Medicare Advantage plan?

Original Medicare

Original Medicare

Original Medicare is the fee-for-service program in which the government pays beneficiaries' healthcare costs. Get details about coverage and plan benefits here.

Medicare Open Enrollment 2023 Guide

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Our 2023 Medicare Open Enrollment Guide will walk you through sign-up dates, tips for choosing a plan, and more. Get the information you need today!

What does Original Medicare cost?

What does Original Medicare cost?

Q: What does Original Medicare cost the beneficiary? A: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) is free for most seniors. If you or your spouse worked at least 10 years in a job where you paid Medicare taxes, you're eligible for free Medicare Part A when you turn 65. But Medicare Part B has a premium; most beneficiaries pay $170.10/month for Part B in 2022.

How do I change my Medicare coverage?

How do I change my Medicare coverage?

Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries change their coverage each year during several enrollment windows. Find out how and when you can switch plans.

Original Medicare – or “traditional Medicare” – is the fee-for-service program in which the government pays for health care costs you incur. The coverage – which includes Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B – allows you to see a doctor anywhere in the country (as long as the doctor treats Medicare patients).