En español l Q. I haven’t worked long enough to qualify for Medicare. What are my options?
A. Medicare is a big umbrella, covering several different aspects of health care. So strictly speaking, not having worked long enough to “qualify” means only that you can’t receive benefits for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) without paying premiums for them. But you most likely qualify for Medicare Part B (which covers doctors’ services, outpatient care and medical equipment) and for Part D (prescription drug coverage) because these have nothing to do with how long you’ve worked.
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