Deception Accompanies Medicare Open Enrollment

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Medicare Open Enrollment — which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 — allows seniors to choose a new Medicare plan if they wish. Research shows that picking a flawed plan can waste seniors’ often limited income and even lead people to get lower quality care or leave lifesaving prescriptions unfilled. Every fall, millions of Medicare shoppers are bombarded by information about options. One 75-year-old had been deeply immersed in her favorite free online game when a banner ad appeared warning her that she might be missing out on money from the federal government. She clicked and within minutes received an avalanche of calls with health insurance quotes she had never requested. Read a story from NPR.

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