Medicare Part A is the “hospitalization” portion of Medicare. Part A covers inpatient hospital care, short-term nursing and rehabilitation stays in a nursing facility, home health care, and hospice. Most individuals are automatically enrolled in Part A when they turn 65. Some people must voluntarily enroll and pay a premium if they have not met the lifetime payroll tax requirements. Part A covered inpatient care may require a deductible and/or copay by the beneficiary.
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