Medicare Part A

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Medicare Part A Costs - 2024

Most people do not pay a premium for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).  This is also known as “premium-free" Part A.  If you or your spouse paid Medicare payroll taxes for less than 7.5 years, you will have a monthly cost of $505 per month.  If you paid Medicare payroll taxes for 7.5 and 10 years, the standard premium is $278 per month.



What Medicare Pays

What you Pay


  • First 60 Days

All But $1608


  • Days 61-90

All but $408 a Day

$408 a Day

  • Days 91-150

All but $816 a Day

$816 a Day

  • Days 151 and Beyond


All Costs


Skilled Nursing Facility Care

  • Days 1-20

All Approved Amounts


  • Days 21-100

All but $204 a Day

$204 a Day

  • Days 101 and beyond


All Costs



  • First Three Pints


All Costs

  • Additional Amounts




Hospice Care

  • You must meet Medicare’s requirements, including a doctor’s certification of terminal illness

All but very limited copayment/coinsurance for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care

$0 for hospice care, up to $5 for each prescription, and 5% of the Medicare-approved amount for respite care