About the Book

Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition will help you navigate the complicated, often confusing maze of the Medicare system. In simple language, with clear step-by-step instructions, the book helps you determine how and when to enroll, avoid costly mistakes, and find a plan that is right for you and your family.

Written byPatricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers:

  • Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses
  • Guidance for knowing your rights and protections
  • Ways to choose the best policy for you

With this definitive guide, you’ll get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.

About the Author

Patricia Barry is a recognized authority on Medicare who has written extensively about the program for consumers. For 18 years, as a senior editor of AARP's publications, she wrote hundreds of articles on Medicare and served as its online "Ask Ms. Medicare" columnist, answering thousands of questions sent by Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.

About the Reviews

I'm a physician and bought this for my parents who are shopping for Medicare plans. They resented the implication that they're dummies, but in the end begrudgingly had to admit this turned out to be a very useful book. It far surpassed any online resource we could find, most of which were either far too simple or far too dense. In contrast, this book actually walked my parents through every step of the process, skillfully anticipating points of confusion that might arise along the way and ultimately leaving no question unanswered. The author is very good at simplifying confusing aspects of the medicare system without dumbing them down (despite the title!). I learned a lot from this book myself - as a physician I have a general sense of how medicare works but when my parents started asking very specific questions I realized I didn't know nearly as much as I should. Definitely recommended!

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This is an excellent book. I first borrowed it from my library because I will be eligible for Medicare this year. I found it to be such an excellent source of reference on Medicare, that I had to buy one for my own, so I ordered it from Amazon. The book explains EVERYTHING in very easy-to-understand terms. It is not just a "read before you do it" book but one I expect I will be referencing as long as I am on Medicare. Highly recommend!

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I bought this book because AARP recommends it. If you buy only one "how to" book on Medicare, this is the book. It has absolutely everything you need to know, in a format that is easy to follow and well organized. There are some truly important deadlines that are crucial to not miss when you are signing up for Medicare or you can suffer lifetime surcharges. This book will help you to cross every "T" and dot every "I" if you read it carefully.

Highly recommended.

Product Info

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (October 16, 2017)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 603 customer reviews

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