How do I choose a Medicare health plan?

Anne Fabiny
Geriatric Medicine
Depending on where you live, Medicare options may be overwhelming or relatively few. Before researching them, list all the prescription drugs on your Medicare card. Typically, plans will not cover every drug. Investigate options carefully. Also check to see if the pharmacies in the plan are convenient for you. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recommends choosing a single permanent mailing address if the Medicare recipient spends significant time in more than one place.

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