One of the top concerns for people approaching their retirement years is how they will pay for their health care.
Most Americans have received their health care coverage through their work, or for a smaller number, through an individual health care insurance plan.
While people who continue to work past age 65, and still have access to employer sponsored health insurance, most people will look to Medicare to cover their health care in their older years.
Medicare is available to eligible people turning 65, and for people with certain disabilities. Medicare is medical insurance furnished by the federal government.
Original Medicare consists of Part A to cover hospital or inpatient costs, and Part B to provide for medical or outpatient coverage.