Seniors in Wisconsin on Medicare have a wide range of health insurance options. Alternatives include private health insurance through Medicare Advantage, prescription coverage with a Medicare Part D plan, and Medigap insurance to supplement Original Medicare. This catalog of Medicare health insurance will show you the options you have in your county. To get started, click on your county below.
Financial Risks with Original Medicare in Wisconsin
Are you concerned that Original Medicare is not enough coverage? You're not alone. That's because Medicare pays just eighty percent (80%) of the cost of the healthcare services it covers, leaving you to pickup the tab for the rest.
It is shocking to most Wisconsin seniors how little Original Medicare covers in the scope of total health care. For most seniors on Medicare the real figure is about fifty percent. That is correct, about half. Due to the high cost of medical care, Wisconsin seniors risk massive healthcare debt on everything from accidents, a serious illness, and the out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits to manage chronic health conditions.
A few of the critical services Original Medicare does not cover include prescription medications, vision, hearing, long-term care and routine foot care. You're on your own to pay for these services, on top of twenty percent of your major medical. You needn't worry, because you have a lot of options to supplement your basic Medicare coverage or replace it completely with private health insurance.
Interested in learning more about Original Medicare coverage and your options? Visit Original Medicare.