Part A is hospital insurance. Part A helps cover the following:
Participants typically don't pay a monthly premium for Part A coverage if they paid Medicare taxes while working. This is called "premium-free Part A."
If a participant is not eligible for premium-free Part A, they may be able to buy Part A if they meet one of these conditions:
In most cases, if a participant chooses to buy Part A, they must also have Part B and pay monthly premiums for both. If they have limited income and resources, their state government may help pay for Part A and/or Part B.