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Medicare For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Patricia Barry

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Part I

Getting Started with Medicare

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In this part …

check.png Set the record straight on common assumptions and misconceptions about Medicare and how it compares with other types of health insurance.

check.png Discover the basics of Medicare with a quick primer on how it’s divided into four separate programs: Part A (hospital stays), Part B (doctors’ and outpatient services), Part C (Medicare’s private health plans), and Part D (prescription drug coverage).

check.png Find out which services Medicare helps pay for, which services it doesn’t cover at all, and which ones come with certain coverage limits.

check.png Recognize what you’re likely to pay toward your costs in Medicare — the basic premiums, deductibles, and co-payments, plus the premium surcharges you may have to pay if your income is over a certain level.

Get the scoop on ways to reduce your out-of-pocket ...

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