If you think Medicare is free, then you are in for a surprise. People on Medicare are spending a lot on health care! To see how much people on Medicare are really spending, click the picture below and explore AARP's Public Policy Interactive Storybook on Medicare.
For further assistance, contact The Idaho Department of Insurance's Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). SHIBA is available to help consumers understand their options. SHIBA is a federally-funded program that offers free, unbiased counseling – advisors do not sell insurance nor recommend coverage.
To make an appointment with a SHIBA counselor, consumers are encouraged to call toll free 800-247-4422
. SHIBA has counselors in communities throughout Idaho including the AARP office in Downtown Boise.