No One Told Me -- Living Longer Is Great; Paying for It Isn't -- Leaving the Health Insurance Herd: You're on Your Own Now -- Get It Right the First Time -- What Medicare Covers and What It Doesn't -- Medigap: The Glue That Holds Original Medicare Together -- The Horse Insurers Want You to Ride: Medicare Advantage Plans -- Mugged and Drugged: Part D Prescription Plans -- Medicare Moneyball: Financial Help and Pitfalls -- When You're Mad as Hell: Medicare Rights and Appeals -- So Many Stars in the Sky: Health Provider Quality Ratings -- Fuzzy Reception: How to See Health Care Providers and Networks Clearly -- Open Enrollment: How to Fix a Medicare Lemon -- What's Your Endgame? Getting Ready to Not Be Here.
Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees' income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn't, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans. Moeller shows you how to maximize your health coverage and save money. Discover how to make the right decisions for your health and wealth now--and for the future.