Original Medicare Part A

Hospital coverage with no monthly premium.

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Medicare Part A helps pay for Overnight Stays in the Hospital

Generally, Medicare is for people 65 or older. You may be able to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Most people don’t pay a premium for Part A coverage because of the Medicare taxes paid while working. However, if you don’t qualify for premium-free Part A, you might be able to buy it.

Part A (Hospital Insurance):

  •  Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care.

What If I’m Not Eligible for Free Coverage?

That doesn’t mean you can’t get covered. Only those who are over 65 years of age with at least 10 years of social security contributions are eligible for free coverage, but you can still apply for Medicare Part A! You just have to sign up and pay a monthly premium.