Medicare is a government-funded health insurance program for people over 65 with specific disabilities or end-stage renal disease. It is divided into parts – A, B, C, and D – each covering different aspects of healthcare services. While Medicare Part A covers hospital insurance, Part B covers medical insurance, which includes doctor visits, outpatient care, and some preventive services. However, it’s important to note that Medicare Part B does not cover some services.

Some of the services not covered by Medicare Part B include:

  • Drug coverage is covered by Medicare Part D. 
  • Hearing aids, 
  • Dental and vision services are not covered by Medicare Part B, but rather by Medicare Part C or Medicare Advantage plans. 
  • Additionally, Medicare Part B does not cover long-term care.

Medicare Advantage plans, as mentioned earlier, bundle Parts A, B, and D and often include additional dental, eye, and hearing services and fitness programs. If you’re looking for more comprehensive coverage than what Medicare Part B offers, you may want to consider a Medicare Advantage plan.