4 things to know about Medicare Part A:
Medicare Part A provides hospital insurance coverage. It is one-half of Original Medicare, which consists of Part A and Part B.
Part A is premium free for most people, and you may be automatically enrolled when you turn 65.
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Part A is considered hospital insurance. It covers a wide variety of services, including the following:
Medicare Part A costs come in the forms of premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance.
Most people do not have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A coverage. The Part A premium will be free if any of the following applies to you:
If you do have to pay the Part A premium, it can be up to $506 each month in 2023.
You may need to pay deductibles or copayments to get certain Part A services covered.
Hospital stay deductibles and copayment (2023):
Skilled nursing facility stay deductibles and co-payments:
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