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Medicare Insurance Guide

5 Ways Medicare Has Changed in 50 Years

It has been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed a health insurance program for older Americans into law on July 30, 1965. Medicare continues to provide the majority of America's seniors with affordable health insurance, and many additional benefits have been added to the program. Here's how Medicare has changed over 50 years.

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How to Pick the Right Medicare Part D Plan for You

If you're just reaching Medicare age, you might be surprised to find out that traditional Medicare doesn't cover prescription drugs. As drug costs rose, Congress created a Medicare drug insurance program, called Medicare Part D, which went into effect in 2006.

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5 Reasons to Switch Medicare Part D Plans

Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their prescription drug coverage between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. This annual open enrollment period is when you should make sure that the medications you need will continue to be covered on your plan at an affordable price, and to switch plans if they won't. Here's why you should shop around for a new Medicare Part D plan for 2016.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Medicare

Medicare pays for much of the cost of hospital stays and doctor’s office visits for people ages 65 and older. This 50-year-old government health insurance program has also more recently added preventive care and prescription drugs to its covered services. Here's how Medicare beneficiaries can make the most of the program.

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