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The Four Parts of Medicare

What are the four parts of Medicare?

Short Answer

The four parts of Medicare are Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D.

  • Part A covers inpatient/hospital coverage.
  • Part B covers outpatient/medical coverage.
  • Part C covers Part A, Part B, and sometimes Part D Prescription Drug coverage combined into one plan.
  • Part D provides prescription drug coverage.

Original Medicare Parts A and B provide important health care coverage but don’t cover everything. That’s why most people choose additional Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, or Supplement plans to help fill these gaps.

Medicare Parts A, B, C, D Explained

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Last Updated: 10/01/2022