Here & Now: Talk Medicare At Thanksgiving, Not Xmas, This Year

Like this winter chill, the season for enrolling in Medicare, government health coverage for the over-65 crowd, comes early this year. Open enrollment ends on Dec. 7 instead of the usual Dec. 31.

Today, WBUR's Here and Now offers a helpful explainer on the infinite complexities of Medicare. It's here and includes this:

Kim Lankford, Kiplinger contributing editor, told Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer that Medicare recipients and their families should review their plans as soon as possible.

“I talk with so many people, who normally spend the Christmas holidays, talking with their relatives about what to do about Medicare, and you can’t do that this year, you can’t wait till the end of December. Instead, I’m recommending, if you see them at Thanksgiving, talk to them about Medicare then,” she said.

This program aired on October 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.



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