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Medicare was created in 1968 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to provide health insurance for the elderly, those with end-stage renal disease, and the disabled (Harrington, 2016, p. 72). It has four parts: A, B, C, and D. Part A covers inpatient hospital care, long-term care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and hospice care (Harrington, 2016, p. 74). This coverage is included to all beneficiaries. Part B covers most outpatient services including ambulance services, durable medical equipment, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), medically necessary services, preventive services, and clinical research (Harrington, 2016, p. 81). B is payed for by monthly premiums from the beneficiary and is voluntary. Part C is known as the Medicare Advantage and it is the alternative to parts A and B as it covers the same services through a private insurance company either as an HMO or PPO (Harrington, 2016, p. 82). Part D is a voluntary plan that provides coverage for prescription medications as well as biologics (Harrington, 2016, p. 82).