Sunday, April 12, 2009

Are You Confused by Medicare Rules?

If you, like most people, sometimes have trouble dealing with all the arcane rules and regulations of Medicare, there's good news. The Medicare Rights Center (MRC) has been helping people with Medicare understand their rights and benefits since 1989.

In their own words (see their website: "The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs and public policy initiatives.

Do you need help with navigating the Medicare system? Are you worried about gaining access to the quality care you deserve? MRC claims to be the largest and most reliable independent source of Medicare information and assistance in the United States.

Disclosure: For a time I was a member of MRC's Consumer Action Board, so I have a positive bias about the good works this organization represents. But they need to be better known, in my opinion.

I hope all of you, whether over 65 and receiving benefits, representing a loved one who is enrolled, or looking forward to your own participation in Medicare~whatever your situation~I urge you to surf over to their website now and get to know what MRC has to offer.

Bob Tell
Author, "Dementia-Diary, A Caregiver's Journal"