Consumer Guide to Medicare

As you approach Medicare eligibility you probably feel very popular—everybody is calling you and mailing you information. After a few weeks of looking at a stack of material, you probably feel more confused than ever. This booklet was designed to make things simple, so that you may begin to understand how Medicare works, how supplemental insurance fits into the picture, and how to wade through the myriad of alternate options available. Medicare is the government-run health insurance program for those age 65 and older or those under 65 with certain disabilities. Medicare is the largest health insurance plan in the country with more than 50 million Americans participating. Affordable Care Act and Medicare One of the few provisions of the …