Instaread Summary, Analysis, & Review of Philip Moeller's Get What's Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs
Five out of five stars
While I am still years away from being eligible for Medicare, my father has been on it for many years. His path has been one of repeated hospitalizations, treatment for several chronic conditions and stumbling over regulation after regulation. It sometimes seems, and it may even be true, that the rules are internally contradictory.
Given the complexity and the fact that some detrimental decisions cannot be rolled back, it is essential that all people facing the prospect of Medicare eligibility in the near future carefully investigate their options.
This summary demonstrates how complex the Medicare eligibility process is. It would seem to be easy, when you are eligible you sign up and then you are registered. However, it is a subject that must be studied if you are to make the right selection decisions.
The first difficulty appears in key takeaway two.
“Getting Medicare coverage at the best price first requires retirees to sign up at the right time, which can be during any number of open enrollment windows.”
Few people would know that the time of signing up is critical. Other points in the key takeaways demonstrate the high level of difficulty in successfully navigating through the complexity of Medicare payments.
This summary is a real eye-opener about one of the most valuable services that the U. S. government provides. It demonstrates that the best way to deal with all of it is to begin studying your options well before any decision must be made. Making this summary one of the most important primers that you could ever read.