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Myths and misconceptions about Medicare

Cheapism Logo By Candace Nelson of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 19: Medicare is a federal health insurance program, and you can get original Medicare, which is Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (medical insurance) from the government, but you can also buy your own Medicare plan from a private company. In either case, most people start the enrollment process when Social Security kicks in. Related:  19 Surprising Facts About Social Security

Myth: You Get Medicare From the Government

Medicare is a federal health insurance program, and you can get original Medicare, which is Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (medical insurance) from the government, but you can also buy your own Medicare plan from a private company. In either case, most people start the enrollment process when Social Security kicks in

Related: 19 Surprising Facts About Social Security
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