The Medicare Safety Net provides benefits for people who need frequent medical assistance. F You may need to see a doctor often or have regular tests and/or check-ups. It exists in order to try to offset the higher medical costs you may accrue, by providing a higher Medicare benefit for all eligible services once a certain threshold of out-of-pocket expenses has been reached.

While you won’t pay less for any doctor’s visits or procedures, your Medicare benefits will be larger once you have reached your allocated threshold. The out-of-pocket expenses that you will need to accrue before becoming eligible for the Medicare Safety Net will depend on your own personal circumstances.

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