The Medicare program helps 43 million Americans get the health care
they need. That’s a good thing. Just as important, Medicare offers you
choices about how you can receive your benefits. You can find a solution
that fits your needs, whatever they may be.
But choosing Medicare coverage can sometimes seem difficult. You
know this choice is important to both your health and your budget,
and you want to do a good job.
This decision is important, but you’ve made important decisions before.
You’ll have to spend some time studying your choices, but, in the end,
you can find a solution that’s right for you.
Why is this decision so important? Because health care costs are a big
part of the budget for many people. It’s a fact of life — we’ve made
amazing advances in medicine in the last 50 years, but they come with
a big price tag. Medicare offers help with these costs. But making the
right choice for you will take some thoughtful planning.