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What is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C plans, also known as Medicare Advantage plans, are Medicare-approved plans offered by private insurance companies. Part C plans are an alternative to Original Medicare. Along with covering doctors and hospitals, they often cover prescription drugs, too.

Part D plans are Medicare-approved private plans that help people who have Parts A and B to pay for prescription drugs.

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