Massachusetts Medicare is health insurance program run by Federal government which handles your health care cost.
Original Medicare makes the payment for visit to any hospital, clinic or health care provider accepting Medicare services.
I. Citizens of age 65 and above
II. Some young below 65 years of age suffering from certain disabilities
III. People of any age who are suffering from End Stage Renal Disease(permanent kidney failure)
Original Medicare is the first Medicare you get when you get Medicare services.
Original Medicare consists of Part A (Hospital insurance) and Part B (Medical insurance).
Original Medicare card is to be kept safely to prove your Medicare eligibility.
You should understand the Medicare coverage plans carefully and compare the price, premiums and your needs before you choose a Plan.
According to your needs you can then get other Medicare Insurance Supplements or Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drugs Coverage (Part D).
These additional health insurance services can be availed at the time you start Medicare services (Part A & Part B)
Medicare Part A is premium free health care insurance to all those people of age 65 or above already receiving Social security benefits. When you attain 65 years of age you automatically get Medicare Part A and Part B services.
Medicare Part B can be joined by paying monthly premiums. The premium for Part B may be standard for every month. Social security will inform you if you have to pay excess amount than the monthly standard premium.