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Idiot's Guides: Medicare by Tanya Feke

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CHAPTER2

The Parts and Pieces of Medicare

In This Chapter

  • What it means to be healthy
  • Understanding the principles of health insurance
  • How Medicare is broken down
  • How Medicare works

Medicare, like the human body, aims to be a well-oiled machine. Understanding how the parts work is essential to keeping them in top form. This chapter addresses not only your medical needs but how Medicare works to keep you healthy.

Finding a Healthy Balance

To better understand how Medicare works, we first need to understand what health care is all about. To understand health care, we need a working definition of health. That is not as easy as it sounds, even ...

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