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Can a person have both Part A and Part B coverages from Medicare if they meet eligibility requirements?


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2015-07-15 18:27:48
2015-07-15 18:27:48

Yes. Part A is for Hospital, Part B for Doctors. To get Medigap Coverage you must have both.


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