Medicare covers many things that you may not expect.
Medicare coverage is quite comprehensive. The range of benefits that are covered by Medicare surprises most. Just consider some of the items that could potentially be covered by Medicare Part B under "durable medical equipment" for home use:
Blood glucose monitors.
And more . . .
Of course, such equipment must be prescribed by a doctor for medical reasons. So you should not expect to use your Medicare coverage to purchase a new "Serta Sleep Number" bed!
Medicare has made an enormous impact on the number of Americans having health insurance coverage.
We know Medicare has an important role in providing health insurance for Americans. However, few realize how significant a difference Medicare has made, when it comes to who is covered with health insurance, and who is not.
Consider this: In 1965, just over 50% of U.S. citizens over the age of 65 were covered by health insurance. Today, over 98% of U.S citizens over 65, enjoy health insurance coverage.
By any measure, Medicare has had a phenomenal impact in our society, and is considered by most to be one of America’s biggest governmental achievements.