How can Medicare benefit me?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Medicare can benefit you by covering a large share of your healthcare expenses.


Hospital care, home health care, and hospice care are all covered under Medicare Part A with no monthly premium. That’s why you paid those taxes for all those years, so you could reap the benefit of reasonably priced health care once you stop working. You can also receive additional coverage for physician visits, diagnostic tests, and prescription drugs at a reasonable cost through Medicare Part B, C, and D.

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