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topics in this section: Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Insurance, Benefits, Coverage
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Part A Benefits & Costs 2005
source:New York State Office for the Aging
from the web page: (date:2005) "...Medicare Part A is financed primarily through federal payroll taxes (FICA taxes) paid into Social Security by employers and employees. The FICA tax is 7.65 percent. Of this, 1.45 percent goes to the Medicare Part A Trust Fund. The rest of Part A is paid for by people who must purchase it. Medicare Part A Covered Services and Costs ... "
Medicare Program - General Information Overview
source:Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
from the web page: "...Part A Hospital Insurance - Most people don't pay a premium for Part A because they or a spouse already paid for it through their payroll taxes while working. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, including critical access hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities (not custodial or long-term care). It also helps cover hospice care and some home health care. Beneficiaries must meet certain conditions to get these benefits... "