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How Is Medicare Advantage Different from Medicare Supplement?

How Is Medicare Advantage Different from Medicare Supplement? Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement (or MediGap) plans haven’t always been available. Originally, Medicare only had two elements: Medicare Part A, or hospital insurance, which covered hospital visits and some other medical facility expenses; and Medicare Part B, which provided coverage for doctor visits and [...]

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How Can Medicare Advantage Provide Coverage at Such a Low Cost?

How Can Medicare Advantage Provide Coverage at Such a Low Cost? Many seniors wonder how Medicare Advantage plans are able to provide a significant range of coverage at such a low cost, especially if their experience is with paying traditional MediGap/Medicare supplement premiums. When the federal government started Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C), [...]

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About Medicare

About Medicare This federal program, which President Johnson signed into law back in 1965, was created to provide health insurance for all people 65 years of age or older. It’s gone through many changes over the years. More recently, for instance, a new program was added to help cover prescription drug costs. But [...]

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