Last Updated: December 8, 2021
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
- People who are 65 or older
- Certain younger people with disabilities
- People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)
The three parts of Medicare help cover specific services
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
Part B covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.
Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage)
Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs (including many recommended shots or vaccines).
You can always find more information about Medicare at
Or visit the Board on Aging and Long Term Care at
longtermcare.wi.gov for more information on Medicare and Medigap.
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