Explore an overview of access to care, benefits, and costs through the Medicare system. Discover what’s “behind the curtain” of the complex Medicare system and discuss hidden problems and landmines associated with:
• entering the Medicare system – choosing when to enroll and coordinating your Medicare choices with employer provided benefits;
• supplementing Medicare – choosing the right private insurance products and why this is so hard to do; and
• using Medicare – understanding the limits that Medicare imposes on individuals in accessing health care and prescription medications.
Summary of ContentUnderstanding Medicare: A Primer for the Medicare System