Medicare is not a “one size fits all” . It is important to understand the basics so you can choose wisely.
Your choices include:
1) Original Medicare , which includes hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (Part B)
2) Original Medicare with a stand-alone prescription drug plan drug plan (Part D) and /or a Medicare supplement insurance plan
3) Medicare Advantage (Part C), which often includes a prescription drug (Part D ) plan plus extra benefits in addition to hospital stays (Part A) and doctor visits (Part B)
Most Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans include vision, hearing and dental benefits.