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Science is honing in on better ways to treat chronic pain. Read about it in this AARP series.

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma at her offices in Washington, DC on November 27, 2018.

Medicare's Future: A Discussion With CMS Chief Seema Verma

A look at what’s ahead in health care for older Americans


Medicare News and Information

Medicare General Enrollment

Last Chance to Enroll, Change Some Medicare Plans for 2019

You’ll pay a penalty for enrolling late, but you’ll get health coverage

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New Tool Tells You If Medicare Will Cover What You Need

App offers quick way to search by the test and procedure that you are considering

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Looking at the Impact of Medicare State-by-State

Medicare contributes to the economy and the health security of millions of Americans

Prescription Drug Rebates

Federal Proposal Would Change Prescription Rebates

New policy could be costly and lead to higher Medicare Part D premiums

Saving money for medical concept, heart disease

Preventive Care Tied to Lower Medicare Cost Increases

Harvard researchers estimate half of recent drop in spending is attributable to heart-related intervention

What Medicare Won't Cover

What Tests and Procedures Medicare Won’t Cover

You’ll need to plan ahead to pay for some common medical expenses

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Boomers Will Drive Health Spending Increases

Higher prices will lead to a nearly 5 percent annual rise in out-of-pocket costs, new CMS report says

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Health Care Takes Big Bite Out of Social Security Checks

By 2030, Medicare recipients are likely to spend half their Social Security payments on medical needs

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Medicare Completes New Fraud-Resistant Card Mailing

Government has advice for beneficiaries who haven’t received their replacement

Medicare Basics

Medicare for Dummies

Medicare for Dummies — Get the Benefits You Deserve

In "Medicare For Dummies," AARP’s Medicare expert helps you navigate the confusing maze

Medications surround prescriptions, Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

Discover the Top 10 Medicare Mistakes You Could be Making

These common errors can be costly. Here's are tips on how to avoid them

Pledge to Vote to Keep Medicare and Medicaid Strong!

The future of Medicare and Medicaid will be determined by the politicians we elect this fall.

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Beware of Medicare Enrollment Scammers

Five tips to help you avoid being taken advantage of as you are evaluating your medical coverage

map of the U.S. with flag and caduceus,  Since election day, there’s been much speculation about Medicare.

Medicare Special Report: A Question & Answer Guide

Answers to the 5 most-asked Medicare questions since the 2016 election

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AARP’s Medicare Question and Answer Tool

Fast access to the answers you have about how the program works

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