How Does Medicare Work?
Medicare is our country's health insurance program for people age 65 or older and younger people receiving Social Security disability benefits.
The program helps with the cost of health care, but it doesn't cover all medical expenses or the cost of most long-term care.
Original Medicare comes in two parts. Medicare Part A covers hospital services, skilled nursing facility care, hospice, and some home health care. Medicare Part B covers medical services, including doctor visits, preventive screenings, certain vaccinations, lab tests, and durable medical equipment.