Getting Medicare is an important step towards having the right form of insurance. After all, you do not want to be in a case where you cannot get treated in a hospital because you do not have Medicare. Even in an emergency situation you need Medicare to be able to let the hospital know that you can pay for at least part of the treatment that you will be getting. In these situations, you need Medicare Part A.
Medicare Part A is the primary source of insurance that you will get through Medicare. This is the one that will pay your initial hospital expenses when you have to be admitted. The first few days in a hospital, certain amounts of blood and basic treatments are all covered under Medicare Part A. If you do not have Medicare Part A, you cannot even think about getting other parts of Medicare.
After Medicare Part A has been taken, you are a primary insurance holder. After that, you can think about getting parts B and/or C and moving on to Supplemental Insurance. While supplemental insurance is very important, being able to afford and pay for Medicare Part A is vital. You cannot just choose to get supplemental insurance, you need Medicare.
Getting the first part of Medicare will give you the options of any supplements you want. If you need more hospital care or more out of hospital care can determine what type of insurance you can get. Possible coverage for prescription drugs or dental treatment can also effect what decision you make with regards to Medicare supplements.