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What are Medicare Advantage plans?

The Medicare Advantage program allows you to join a private health insurance plan that has contracted with Medicare to provide Part A and B coverage.  So it replaces Original Medicare.  The Medicare Advantage plan in turn receives funds from the government for providing you with benefits.  These plans typically provide coverage beyond what Medicare offers although they typically do not cover the Medicare deductibles and co-pays.