What is Original Medicare?
Original Medicare refers to traditional Medicare health insurance coverage, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Medicare Part B (medical coverage). In all, there are four Medicare parts. Medicare Part C is Medicare's private health plan option. Also known as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part C plans are a type of Medicare health plan offered by companies that contract with Medicare to provide all... and Medicare Part D are private health insurance options. Medicare beneficiaries can supplement their Original Medicare coverage with a Medicare Supplements are additional insurance policies that Medicare beneficiaries can purchase to cover the gaps in their Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) health insurance coverage.... plan to help pay some of the A deductible is an amount a beneficiary must pay for their health care expenses before the health insurance policy begins to pay its share.... and Coinsurance is a percentage of the total you are required to pay for a medical service. ... costs.