Monday, May 16, 2011

California Medicare

California Medicare is phasing in a new program called “competitive bidding” to help save you and Medicare money, we want to ensure that you continue to get quality equipment, supplies, and services, and also want to help limit California Medicare Fraud and abuse. If you need certain items, you must use specific suppliers, or Medicare won’t pay for the item and you likely will pay full price. It’s important to check whether you’re affected by this new program to ensure Medicare payment and avoid any disruption of service. California Medicare is our States health insurance program for people age 65 or older.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is the agency in charge of the Medicare program. But you apply for Medicare at Social Security, and we can give you general information about the Medicare program.

California Medicare has four parts

Hospital insurance (Part A) that helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay), some home health care and hospice care.

Medical insurance (Part B) that helps pay for doctors’ services and many other medical services and supplies that are not covered by hospital insurance.

Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans are available in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all of their health care services through one of these provider organizations under Part C.

Physician endorsed pill coverage (Part D) that aides pay for medicines experts endorse for medicine

Medicare is financed by a segment of the payroll expenses paid by laborers and their managements. It in addition is financed to some degree by monthly premiums deducted from Social Security checks.


  1. I thought all medicare had four parts. I dont know Health coverage is way too confusing and the govt getting more involved will make it worse

  2. I didn't know that...
    Glad I don't live in the US :)

  3. AHhhhhh living in the US is such a drag. I need to get to the EU.

  4. In france, it's free and for everyone, pretty cool huh?

  5. Excellent research and knowledge, I had no idea. By the way, not sure what but our health care and medicare needs a change.

  6. Nice knowledge, hopefully restructuring will come soon as all programs in the Social Security umbrella are being overfunded while cutting peoples' benefits. Something needs to change.