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G90-975 Health Insurance For Older People (Revised February 1991), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1990

G90-975 Health Insurance For Older People (Revised February 1991), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

This guide discusses basic Medicare benefits on private health insurance, commonly called Medigap insurance, available to supplement Medicare.

Medicare

What are the two parts of Medicare?

Medicare Part A -- Hospital Benefits. This pays for your care while you are in the hospital, and for related health services after you leave the hospital, including necessary care in a Medicare approved nursing home.

Medicare Part B -- Medical Insurance. This helps pay doctor bills and hospital out-patient expenses.