PART1

Welcome to Medicare

Your health is your most important asset. While you can try to stay as healthy as possible by your lifestyle choices, there are certain medical circumstances that remain beyond your control. Thankfully, Uncle Sam has provided an option for health-care insurance to those who are aging or disabled.

Partnered together with the federal government, you may be able to access health care that half a century ago was not even an option. Health insurance can be expensive, and while Medicare is by no means free, it offers an affordable alternative to plans by private companies. Medicare offers a wide array of services. This part outlines what Medicare is, how much it costs, what it covers, and how it came to be.

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