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Medicare does not have to be complex. AARP's Medicare Question and Answer Tool can offer practical and comprehensive information about how the Medicare program works and when to enroll. The tool can help clarify eligibility requirements and provide answers to questions on plan choices, coverage and costs in an easy-to-understand manner.

Let AARP's Medicare Question and Answer Tool provide you with faster access to the answers you are looking for about Medicare.

Choose a topic below and click "See all questions" to view all related questions.

Understanding Medicare

Gain a deeper insight into plan choices and coverage costs, all in an easy-to-understand manner to help you make an informed decision.

Medicare Eligibility and Enrollment

Find out when you are eligible for Medicare, how to enroll, when to enroll, and how to choose the best plan for you.

The Driving Parts of Medicare

Learn the different parts that drive the Medicare program and cover different health services such as hospital care, doctor services and prescription drugs.

Types of Medicare Plans

Discover the different ways you can get your Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, such as Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and others.

Medicare With Other Coverage

If you have coverage from another source in addition to Medicare, these questions will guide you through how Medicare works with other health coverage.

How Much Medicare Costs

Medicare covers a lot of your health care costs, but there are also premiums, other out-of-pocket costs, and options for people with limited incomes.


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