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Knowing the basics is a great first step

Medicare is the federal government’s health care program. It's for people age 65 and older, and younger people with certain disabilities. Did you know Medicare offers you several different coverage options? We’re here to help you understand them.

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What are the parts of Medicare?

What are the parts of Medicare?

Knowing the parts of Medicare is the first step towards learning how to get the most out of your health care coverage.

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The most commonly misunderstood Medicare terms

The most commonly misunderstood Medicare terms

Did you know that many Medicare terms actually mean the same thing? We decode some of the commonly misunderstood Medicare terms to help you get started choosing the right plan for your needs.


Q&A: Your top Medicare questions, answered

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Q&A: Your top Medicare questions, answered

Cynthia See, an Aetna Medicare call center rep, is a natural at helping guide people through Medicare. She recently sat down with a friend who is signing up for Medicare for the first time to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions she receives. 

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Not sure what sets Medicare apart from Medicaid? You're not alone. These two government-funded health insurance programs have similar names and offer overlapping benefits, so it's easy to get confused. Learn the key differences between the two, and whether you qualify for one, the other, or both.

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