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Mother and Daughter on TabletMedicare is a federal health insurance program available to people 65 and older and to some younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease and ALS. People receive Medicare in two ways:

1. Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Parts A and B

2. Medicare Advantage Plans, also known as Medicare Part C, but also includes Parts A and B.

People on Medicare get prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D via a standalone Part D plan or through a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage.

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