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Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for:
You are eligible at age 65 for Part A coverage at no cost if any one of the criteria below apply to you:
Even if you don’t meet any of these requirements at age 65, you may be able to get Part A coverage by paying a monthly premium. Usually, you can sign up for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) only during certain enrollment periods.
Learn more about signing up for Medicare Part A or changing plans.
If you have any questions about Part A or your eligibility, call the Social Security Administration at
1-800-772-1213. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.
Last Updated: July 26, 2022
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