Surviving the Medicare Mess

Spragins, Ellyn E.
November 1998
Newsweek;11/16/1998, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p92
Advises on how to avoid difficulties when a Medicare health maintenance organization (HMO) shuts down. How a Medicare HMO can go out of business in the United States; Tips for surviving a closure; How quitting a plan, or disenrolling, could hurt the consumer; The advantage of joining another Medicare HMO; Medigap as a supplement; The option for Medigap coverage under Medicare laws; How a consumer might skip Medigap altogether; Contact point for assistance.


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