What Does Medicare Do?

What Does Medicare Do?

medicare provides health insurance coverage for people age 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease.coverage includes doctor's visits, hospital stays, tests, preventive care, and other medical services• prescription drug coverage is also included in the plan, although you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs if you join medicare part b and buy a prescription drug plan through a private insurance company.• in addition to coverage for hospital and doctor's office visits, medicare also has prescription drug coverage. while you can buy this coverage through a private company, medicare pays for all or part of your prescription drug coverage. • medicare prescription drug coverage does not pay for drugs that are bought outside the u.s., such as drugs that are bought while traveling abroad.

• in addition, medicare prescription drug coverage does not pay for insulin, drugs that are injected, drugs for weight loss, male sexual enhancement drugs, or any drugs you take for cosmetic purposes. catastrophic drug coverage • medicare part d drug coverage also has a catastrophic coverage option. this option will pay for prescriptions after you and your plan have paid the first $1,000 in prescription costs. • you can buy this coverage through a private insurance company if you want this additional coverage. if you buy this coverage, you will pay a monthly premium and you may have to pay a yearly deductible. • if you have purchased this coverage, it will pay for all prescription drug costs after you have paid your deductible and after you and your plan have paid the first $1,000 in prescription costs. • if you choose to buy this coverage through a private insurance company, you can get more information by calling the "medicare hotline" at 1-800-medicare (1-877-690-1012) or visiting www.medicare.gov.

• you do not need to purchase this coverage to be eligible for medicare. • if you do not purchase this coverage, you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage.

• you do not need to purchase this coverage to be eligible for medicare. • if you do not purchase this coverage, you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage. • you do not need to purchase this coverage to be eligible for medicare. • if you do not purchase this coverage, you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage.

• if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage. • if you do not purchase this coverage, you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage.

• if you do not purchase this coverage, you will have to pay the full cost of prescription drugs. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage. • if you have an individual policy that covers prescription drugs, you do not have to purchase this catastrophic coverage.

budget billing • you can have budget billing if you buy a medicare prescription drug plan through a private insurance company. budget billing means that the insurance company will pay for your prescription drugs for a period of time, and you pay for the drugs after that period of time, usually up to a year for each drug. • budget billing can be helpful if you have to pay for your own prescription drugs, but do not want to pay the full cost of each drug. with budget billing, you get the drugs without having to pay the full cost up front, and you pay for the drugs at a later time. • you may want to check with the insurance company to see if they have a budget billing plan. if you want to know if your medicare plan will cover your prescription drugs, you should call the "medicare hotline" at 1-800-medicare (1-877-690-1012) or visit www.medicare.gov. • you can have budget billing if you buy a medicare prescription drug plan through a private insurance company. budget billing means that the insurance company will pay for your prescription drugs for a period of time, and you pay for the drugs after that period of time, usually up to a year for each drug. • budget billing can be helpful if you have to pay for your own prescription drugs, but do not want to pay the full cost of each drug. with budget billing, you get the drugs without having to pay the full cost up front, and you pay for the drugs at a later time. • you may want to check with the insurance company to see if they have a budget billing plan. if you want to know if your medicare plan will cover your prescription drugs, you should call the "medicare hotline" at 1-800-medicare (1-877-690-1012) or visit www.medicare.gov. • you can have budget billing if you buy a medicare prescription drug plan through a private insurance company. budget billing means that the insurance company will pay for your prescription drugs for a period of time, and you pay for the drugs after that period of time, usually up to a year for each drug. • budget billing can be helpful if you have to pay for your own prescription drugs, but do not want to pay the full cost of each drug. with

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