As we age, our healthcare needs tend to become more complex, and Medicare is an
invaluable resource that offers affordable healthcare coverage to eligible individuals who are at least 65 years of age or individuals under 65 that have certain chronic illnesses or disabilities.The Medicare program has four different parts, each providing different types
of coverage. Part A covers inpatient hospital care, hospice care, and skilled nursing facility care. Part B covers physician services, diagnostic tests, outpatient care, and preventive care. Part C is offered through private insurance companies, and it combines Parts A and B with additional coverage options such as dental, vision, and hearing care with most include prescription drug coverage. Part D covers prescription drug coverage.