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Online since 1994, healthinsurance.org is the Web's longest running, independent site offering consumer information about affordable health and medical coverage. Now, we're pleased to further expand that coverage with a section of the site devoted to Medicare.
Throughout the ongoing health reform debate, there have been frequent claims that reform would weaken or even wipe out Medicare. Now, with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare experts are saying the reforms will more likely strengthen Medicare and extend its life to at least 2029.
That's good news, considering that millions of Americans are anxiously waiting to become eligible for Medicare benefits when they reach age 65. But it also means that it's more important than ever for Americans to understand the complex and often confusing Medicare program.
To that end, the writers at the Medicare Resource Center have assembled a vast collection of information to help consumers better understand what the various Medicare plans cover (and what they don't), how they can enroll, and what costs they should expect. We've also pulled together a collection of the most commonly asked questions about Medicare as well as a collection of helpful links.
This information is intended for a general consumer audience and as a starting point in a search for the best Medicare coverage. We are not staffed or qualified to give advice on individual situations or legal issues. We make efforts to keep information as accurate and current as possible, but as with all of life, please be a good consumer and use multiple sources of information.
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We make efforts to keep information as accurate and current as possible, but as with all of life, please be a good consumer and use multiple sources of information.
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