Medicare’s Open Enrollment Mess
Every fall, an avalanche of advertising bombards the phones, televisions and mailboxes of the country’s 65 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Private insurance companies and brokers unleash this flurry of marketing in hopes of persuading as many people as possible to switch plans during Medicare’s open enrollment period.
This week, we explore how too many choices, too little help and an alarming amount of deception combine to lead many of America’s most vulnerable older adults astray.
Gretchen Jacobson, PhD, Vice President, Commonwealth Fund
Lauren Lachs, Volunteer, Medicare Rights Center
Leslie Montgomery, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary
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