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Meeting Medicare deadlines is crucial

Medicare policy and politics are making big headlines these days. But as political leaders debate the long-term future of the government health care program, people still need to make coverage decisions as they become eligible for benefits.

Any of these decisions could involve navigating a labyrinth of choices and deadlines. Perhaps you take a drug that costs $2,000 a month. Or your employer is providing health care benefits even though you’ve already turned 65. Or maybe you plan to head south for several months each winter.

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