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Your rights in Original Medicare

If you have Original Medicare, you have the same rights and protections as all people with Medicare. In addition, you have the right to:

  • See any doctor or specialist (including women's health specialists), or go to any Medicare-certified hospital, that participates in Medicare.
  • Get certain information, notices, and appeal rights. These help you resolve issues when Medicare may not or doesn't pay for health care. Learn about notices of noncoverage.
  • Request an appeal of health coverage or payment decisions.
  • Buy a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap policy).