What is the Medicare & You Handbook? How can I get one?

Medicare & You is a handbook published each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).It explains Medicare-covered services and the costs associated with Original Medicare for the coming year. Each Medicare beneficiary is mailed a copy of...

What is Medicare?

Medicare is federal health insurance. It is primarily for America’s seniors, but also some people under age 65 with certain disabilities and those of any age with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the...

What is Original Medicare?

Medicare Part A, also called “original Medicare,” is the insurance plan that covers hospital stays and services. It also covers stays in skilled nursing facilities, walkers and wheelchairs, and hospice care. It even covers home healthcare services if you’re unable to...

What Does Medicare Cover?

When it comes to healthcare, it’s important to know what is covered and what isn’t. Because there are so many different plans for Medicare, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you.Fortunately, there are tools to make this process easier.Medicare is the...

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid are two separate, government-run programs created in 1965 to address the fact older and lower-income Americans, respectively, found it difficult to afford private health insurance.These programs spread the financial burdens of illness across...