Social Security health coverage consists of several parts of the Medicare Health Insurance Program. Part A, for hospital insurance, is financed through Social Security taxes and is available at no cost to those eligible for Social Security. Part B, which is voluntary supplemental medical insurance, is deducted by monthly premium from Social Security checks. All Social Security recipients are automatically enrolled in Part A until they officially withdraw from the program. It is a good idea to contact your local office to apply for Part A at least two to three months before you turn age sixty-five. For additional information on Medicare coverage, contact your local Social Security office.
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