You are considered to be covered by Original Medicare when you have activated both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
We consider this being "bare" with Medicare
Part A is referenced to on your ID card as 'Hospital' coverage, but you can think of it as care that falls in the category of 'inpatient services,' or something you are doing somewhere where you are staying over night more than 24 hours. (Like, 3 days in the hospital for open-heart surgery, or 4 days in a skilled nursing/rehab facility after a knee replacement).
Part B is referenced to on your ID card as 'Medical' coverage, but you can think of it as care that falls under the category of 'outpatient services,' or something you are doing somewhere where you do not stay overnight and come home within 24 hours. (Like, an office visit with a doctor, going for an x-ray or bloodwork, and some surgical procedures such as cataracts).
Original Medicare covers only 80% of approved health care, healthcare services and healthcare supplies.
You are responsible for an upfront deductible, and then you are required to pay your share of 20% of the remaining balance of the bill.
Services covered by Medicare must be medically necessary.
Original Medicare will cover many preventive services, like shots and screenings.
If you go to a doctor or other health care provider that accepts the Medicare-approved amount, your share of costs may be less. If you get a service that Medicare doesn’t cover, you pay the full cost.
There is no limit on what you’ll pay out-of-pocket in a year unless you buy a secondary insurance plan from a private Insurance company, like Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Supplement.
CRITICAL KEY: It is our honest opinion that Original Medicare Part A and Part B will NOT provide you with enough adequate coverage you want...or need...for you future financial security.