Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now

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CostDelivery System ReformsInsurance

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Study/Report

In an effort to educate consumers, on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected the Medicare program and benefits, Consumer Reports has developed a brief guide, Medicare: 6 Things You Need to Know Now. The guide contains information pertaining to cost savings, as well as improvements in quality and safety. The six target areas covered include drug discounts, free preventive care, ceiling on Medicare Advantage, the possibility for shrinking Medicare Advantage benefits, date changes for open enrollment and an increase in payment for those seniors with large incomes.