You’d think that because Medicare has been around now for 48 years, we’d know all there is to know about it, right? Wrong! In fact, take The Medicare Challenge–our fun Medicare quiz–to see how much you know (or didn’t know) about the health care insurance program.
For details on Medicare here in Massachusetts, take a look at these Massachusetts facts about Medicare (pdf)–as well as Social Security–to see why these programs are so critically important to Massachusetts seniors. Did you know, for example, that on average, Massachusetts people with Medicare spent an estimated $5,300 of their own money on health care costs in 2011? Or that nearly 96 percent of older Massachusetts seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011, and consequently depend on the program for their peace of mind?
Need more information on Medicare? Read this detailed Massachusetts Medicare information (pdf) brochure from the office of Gov. Deval Patrick. And for any questions or concerns, call the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636).