Medicare For Dummies
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        Patricia Barry, a senior editor of the AARP Bulletin, has written extensively about Medicare from the consumer's point of view for 14 years. Since 2008, she has answered thousands of questions sent by Medicare beneficiaries across the nation to her Ask Ms. Medicare column on AARP's website.

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Manage the Medicare maze — from enrollment dates to plan options!
To get the most from Medicare, you need accurate information that steers you clear of bad advice and costly pitfalls. Medicare For Dummies is what you need to navigate Medicare successfully and get the best out of the complex system. AARP's Medicare expert, Patricia Barry, gives you plain-language explanations of how Medicare works and what steps you need to take to make it work for you, including:

  • How you qualify for Medicare and when to enroll according to your personal situation
  • What Medicare covers and what it costs
  • Ways to reduce out-of-pocket expenses
  • Tips for dealing with doctors and switching plans

    You'll even get information about proposed changes to Medicare that you should know about and tips for staying healthy. If you're one of the millions of Americans looking...

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    To get the most from Medicare, you need accurate information that steers you clear of bad advice and costly pitfalls. Medicare For Dummies is what you need to navigate Medicare successfully and get the best out of the complex system. AARP's Medicare expert, Patricia Barry, gives you plain-language explanations of how Medicare works and what steps you need to take to make it work for you, including:

  • How you qualify for Medicare and when to enroll according to your personal situation
  • What Medicare covers and what it costs
  • Ways to reduce out-of-pocket expenses
  • Tips for dealing with doctors and switching plans

    You'll even get information about proposed changes to Medicare that you should know about and tips for staying healthy. If you're one of the millions of Americans looking to get the lowdown on Medicare, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.

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    Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting Started with Medicare 5

    Chapter 1: The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare: What It Is and How It Works 7

    Chapter 2: Spelling Out What Medicare Covers (A Lot, but Not Everything) 15

    Chapter 3: Understanding What You Pay Toward Your Costs in Medicare 37

    Chapter 4: Reducing Your Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Medicare 51

    Part II: The Hows and Whens of Medicare 77

    Chapter 5: Qualifying for Medicare 79

    Chapter 6: Enrolling in Medicare at the Right Time for You 93

    Chapter 7: Discovering How to Sign Up for Medicare 125

    Chapter 8: Understanding How Medicare Fits In with Other Health Insurance 141

    Part III: Making Smart Choices among Medicare's Many Options 163

    Chapter 9: Making Sense of Medicare's Many Options 165

    Chapter 10: Choosing Wisely If You Go with Traditional Medicare 181

    Chapter 11: Making Smart Choices If You Opt for Medicare Advantage 205

    Chapter 12: Getting Help in Making Medicare Choices 217

    Part IV: Navigating Medicare from the Inside 229

    Chapter 13: Starting Out as a New Medicare Beneficiary 231

    Chapter 14: Getting the Inside Scoop on Using Certain Medicare Benefits 259

    Chapter 15: Changing Your Medicare and Medigap Coverage 285

    Chapter 16: Knowing Your Rights 303

    Part V: The Part of Tens 317

    Chapter 17: Ten Proposed Changes to Medicare You Should Know About 319

    Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Stay Healthier Beyond Age 65 325

    Part VI: Appendixes 331

    Appendix A: Sources of Help and Information 333

    Appendix B: Glossary 345

    Index 351