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How much coverage does Medicare provide when I am traveling?

Medicare generally won’t cover your health care costs while you’re traveling outside the U.S. (Read the fine print in the "Important Information" section of your U.S. passport sometime. It’s actually mentioned there.) That’s why some people with Medicare decide to buy a Medigap or other supplemental policy.

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