What factors can influence my healthcare costs on Medicare?

Medicare does not cover all of your health care costs. How much you end up paying depends on several factors, including:

• Which Medicare plans and options you choose
• How often you go to the doctor or hospital
• Whether you have other health insurance to cover some costs               
• Whether you qualify for help with Medicare costs
• Your income

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