Although Medicare pays some of your doctor and hospital bills, it was never meant to cover all of them. If you rely on Medicare alone to pay all of your bills, you could be left with substantial out-of-pocket costs should you become hospitalized or need extensive outpatient treatment in 2008.
You'll never have to answer health questions or take a physical exam. As long as you are an Illinois resident age 65 or over and are covered by Medicare Parts A and B, you will not be turned down for any reason - including past or present medical conditions.
The coverage can never be cancelled due to changes in your health. As long as you pay your premium on time, your policy can never be canceled.