Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient care in hospitals such as critical access hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals. It also helps cover skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care. It does not cover custodial or long term care.
Cost of Part A
If Medicare taxes were paid while an individual or their spouse was working, there is no monthly premium for Part A coverage. If an individual did not work sufficient number of quarters and is not eligible for premium-free Part A, it can be purchased if certain conditions are met.