People With Medicare
Step 3: Choose Original or Medicare Advantage.
When you are eligible for Medicare, you can choose either Original Medicare or a private Medicare Advantage Plan.
Either way, Medicare will cover all the services you qualify for. But the two options might have different rules about:
- The doctors you can see
- The hospitals or other facilities you can go to
- How much you will pay
Think carefully about your choice. Make sure you understand:
- How each option gives you the care you need AND
- How much each will cost now AND
- How much each will cost if your health changes.
This way, you will have fewer surprises later. Remember, you pick how to get your Medicare benefits.
If you need help or have questions about your options, get personal help.
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