Medicare open enrollment begins today with more choices
Today is the start of Medicare Open Enrollment which runs through December 7th. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage options for 2014. This enrollment is not part of the Affordable Care Act’s new Health Insurance Marketplace, and people with Medicare do not need to do anything with marketplace plans.
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This enrollment is critical in light of a new report by the Task Force which shows that LGBT elders suffer health disparities and economic insecurities that are compounded over the course of a lifetime with devastating effects.
The report “No Golden Years at the End of the Rainbow: How a Lifetime of Discrimination Compounds Economic and Health Disparities for LGBT Older Adults,” shows that elder LGBT people face situational and systemic barriers that are continually exacerbated as they age.
People with Medicare, their families, and caregivers can review and compare current plan coverage with new plan offerings, by visiting www.medicare.gov or by calling 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227).