Q & A
If Medicare Part A is supposed to be “free,” why is the government deducting $200 per month for my Medicare? It is my primary insurance.
Answer: I need to know more to give you a definitive answer. But, if the deductions are coming out of your monthly Social Security payments, my guess is that they are for your monthly Part B premiums. While Part A is free to people who qualify for Social Security benefits, Part B is not. (A quick primer: Part A covers hospital expenses; Part B covers doctors, medical equipment and outpatient services.) Read more…
Source: Philip Moeller, via www.pbs.org, 8/12/2015)
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