Medicare Part A


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Medicare Part A

Medicare Part A covers hospital and nursing home care. Medicare tax is withheld from an employee's wages, or paid with the tax return by a self-employed person. The medicare A tax rate is 1.45 percent (2.9 percent for self-employed individuals). Individuals other than self-employed individuals cannot deduct this tax. Self-employed individuals can deduct one-half of the amount paid as an adjustment to income.
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Many providers who participate in Medicare Part A do not participate in Part B.
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